WTAF! Mark Lawrenson tells Irish radio he’s ‘heard’ Robin van Persie’s asked for transfer request from Manchester United

This must be one of the most outlandish, throwaway claims ever made in the history of transfer speculation.

Mark ‘Lawro’ Lawresnon dropped a bombshell from leftfield when speaking to Matt Cooper on Irish radio today.

Discussing Manchester United’s situation prospective transfer activity, Lawro suddenly came out with the skinny: one of the ‘press boys’ he knows that covers Manchester United has told him….that Robin van Persie has asked for a transfer request from United!

It’s the authority Lawro gives himself to deliver such idle speculation, based on pure hearsay, that make the conversation all the more outrageous.

Very Lawro, and very probably porky pies.

How would a BBC pundit be privy to a world exclusive on this?! Friends in high places eh Lawro!

Listen to Mark ‘Lawro’ Lawrenson’s sensational claim that van Persie’s asked for a transfer request on the clip below.

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B101 Writer