Manchester United manager David Moyes has moved to quash rumours that he and striker Robin van Persie have a less than healthy working relationship.
The Dutch ace’s situation at Old Trafford has been making headlines on an almost daily basis of late, with reports suggesting that he is growing unsettled.
RVP launched a thinly-veiled attack on Moyes’ tactics after their shock Champions League loss to Olympiakos – which has widely been described at the club’s worst performance in a dismal season.
It has also been rumoured that the 30-year-old was left upset by Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to retire, with some believing that he had little idea of the situation when joining United from Arsenal just a year before.
Holland legend Ronald de Boer has been the latest big name to weigh into the debate, stating that he feels van Persie is not happy at the moment and that he may move on at the end of the season moment.
However, Moyes feels such talk is nonsense:
“I couldn’t reply to that and I wouldn’t know how Ronald de Boer would know that,” he is quoted by The Guardian.
“I travelled back from the [Holland] game with Robin the other night. I went to the game, watched them play and travelled back with him. I hardly feel I need to answer the question.”
Moyes went on to say that RVP’s comments after the Olympiakos game were taken out of context:
“If you actually read the full transcript I understand totally where he was coming from.”