Hints of a rift between star striker and new manager at Old Trafford.
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is reportedly unimpressed by the work done by Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor David Moyes so far, according to the Daily Star.
The Scot moved from Everton to take over at United this summer following the retirement of Ferguson, and has big boots to fill after replacing one of the most successful managers in the history of the game.
Many questioned Moyes’ credentials for the job, as he had never managed to win silverware during his time at Goodison Park, and though it’s still early days for the new boss, he seemingly doesn’t have the full faith of one of his star players.
Ferguson is thought to have played a big part in convincing van Persie to make the controversial move to United from rivals Arsenal, and it is now suggested that he misses his old manager’s influence at the club.
The Dutchman appeared uncharacteristically frustrated in his side’s 1-0 defeat to Liverpool last weekend, and a source close to the player has revealed he is not happy under the new regime at the club.
“Robin isn’t happy and when that’s the case he can’t hide it on the pitch,” a friend allegedly said.
“When he’s frustrated he is capable of doing something silly, and you could see that against Liverpool.
“He feels it isn’t the same with the new manager as he misses working with Fergie, who he really loved playing under. Some of Moyes’ training methods are not to his liking either.”
Moyes’ work in the transfer window this summer has also come under some scrutiny, with the 50-year-old failing to bring in a number of the club’s top targets.