Robin van Persie’s seemingly controversial statement following Manchester United’s loss against Olympiakos fits the narrative that David Moyes has lost the dressing room. The Dutchman has been anything but an equal to the form he produced last season at Old Trafford.
There may be a sense that United will form a similar stance to the one which saw Wayne Rooney extend his stay, or conversely remain out of the clutches of a title rival. But van Persie has kicked up a fuss before and has gotten himself out of a club in the recent past.
If United were to part ways with the Dutchman, the club’s public financial backing of Moyes should give them a large pool of options to seek out a replacement.