Robin van Persie expresses complete faith in Man Utd boss David Moyes
Robin van Persie defended Manchester United manager David Moyes whilst insisting he was impressed by the Scotsman’s tactics. The Premier League champions are four points from three games, something that has invited the media to take a swing at the new Old Trafford boss.
With the club’s last match resulting in defeat and that too to archrivals Liverpool, media has taken full advantage of Moyes’ vulnerability. The former Everton manager admits he is under scrutiny, although he enjoys healthy support from the fans, his men and the management.
Premier League’s top goal scorer from last season, Van Persie can only boast about a brace from the first game. The Dutch striker remains goalless ever since. The coveted Netherlands international insists he is impressed by Moyes tactics and he enjoys playing under him.
The 30-year-old striker enjoyed a close relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson, although Van Persie spent only one season with him. Nonetheless, the maiden voyage between the two resulted in the Premier League title.
Reportedly, Van Persie is not happy with Moyes’ tactics. The former Arsenal striker is not being fed the ball like he used to and that might be one of the reasons behind the lack of goals. Van Persie, who is on international duty and will play against Estonia on Friday, refuted reports suggesting he blamed Moyes for the results or he disliked his gameplay.
“It's great working with the new manager David Moyes. He has his own style and methods and I like this,” Van Persie told the De Telegraaf.
“I'm happy with the style of Moyes. He does his own training sessions, he's close with the players and, with his staff, prepares us very well for the next opponent. That keeps us in shape. Luckily, winning the title last year gave us hunger for more.”
Van Persie helped Moyes earn his first trophy as manager of Manchester United by scoring a brace in the Community Shield win over Wigan Athletic. The Dutchman scored his second brace against Swansea on the opening day, but ever since his guns have been silent.
In an interview earlier this month, Van Persie admits he misses playing under Ferguson, but is keep to make his mark under Moyes.