No truth in row with Moyes, says van Persie

No truth in row with Moyes, says van Persie

If you have been following the English papers, you would have read that Robin van Persie is at loggerheads with David Moyes.

The Manchester United striker has been playing on painkillers for an injured toe and was reportedly demanding a rest from his manager.

However, I think the British press were just trying to engineer a breakdown between Moyes and the Dutchman before last night's game against Fulham.

With Man United failing to produce on the pitch, the English media are simply picking up on all the negatives around the team.

While van Persie's body language in some of the matches has suggested he is a frustrated man, I think he's simply upset with his teammates who have not been performing at their usual high standards.

The Dutchman is very much an unselfish player, but with his teammates not creating enough chances, any injury is certainly going to limit the amount of things he can do on his own.

The 3-1 win over Fulham on Saturday would have put a smile back on the Dutchman's face.

With Wayne Rooney in superb form, some might think van Persie's a pale shadow of what he was last season, but in fact, the former Arsenal striker has banged in nine goals in all competitions - including his brace in the Community Shield and last night's strike against Fulham.

Van Persie and Rooney set up goals for each other on Saturday, but for me, they haven't really got going so far.

Especially if you look at Liverpool, where Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez have been scoring goals for fun and creating assists for each other.

Elsewhere, United need at least nine other players to step up, especially the back four.

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