I felt myself nodding in agreement until that bolded sentence. That bit is just hyperboleContinuing to reject contract offers and leaving on a free, but we all know this will never happen.
It's United's fault for not being insistent in the summer and forcing him out. An adequate offer of £10-15m would have come in and we should have just taken it. If he refused to move, then a season in the U23s it would be.
We will offer a new contract and he will accept it. Ultimately making him unsellable for years to come due to no clubs suitable to his ability being able to afford his wages. It's all a PR exercise right now to make him look like he's considering what is best for his career. If we stuck to our guns and only offered contracts with a salary decrease, he would no doubt agree by the end of the season. United is the greatest stage for his ego and 'brand'. He won't walk away easily.