Robin van Persie has admitted he is frustrated with how United are currently playing because he feels it doesn’t allow him to get in the positions he wants to play in.
His comments come after United’s dismal 2-0 result against Olympiacos in a match where there were very few, if any, positives to take.
Van Persie was not in his best form either and had the best (only) chance of the game but skied his effort from ten yards out and in an interview with Dutch TV, Van Persie cut a frustrated figure.
“My teammates are in some of the areas where I want to play,” he told NOS. “This makes it difficult for me.
“Then I have to change my tactics to suit my teammates, and play outside my zone. That’s a pity.”
Van Persie liked to drop deep last year and influence the game as much as he could which is where his frustration probably lies but when he is spooning United’s best opportunity over the bar from ten yards out, his frustration is slightly hollow.
He added: ”The chance I had was pretty good but the shot was too hasty and if you only get one chance in a match like this, you need to score it.”
The perfect storm at United has bellowed all season and this result tonight will give it some extra gusto as will Van Persie’s public frustration towards his teammates and the tactics being used.
Immediately after the game, there was some quotes floating around that Van Persie had said he ‘knew who was to blame but didn’t want to point any fingers’, but it was not the correct quote.
“It’s easy for someone to point out, but that’s not me,” is what he actually said.