David Moyes has reportedly vented his frustrations about Robin van Persie’s contribution to Manchester United this season as pressure on their relationship continues to grow.
Rumours of a rift have been happening all season and although Moyes has repeatedly insisted nothing is wrong, the stories continue to come out.
Covered by both the Daily Mail and Daily Star, the story insists that Moyes ‘expressed private frustrations’ about Van Persie’s body language and was concerned whether he would get back to his best in the long term – if that’s the truth, Moyes needs to start thinking twice about who he has private conversations with.
This story could just be some media spin to put further pressure on Moyes but the reality is that you wouldn’t be surprised at all if Moyes’ relationship with Van Persie was far from rosy.
Moyes has every right to be frustrated at Van Persie as, even though he has 11 goals in 17 starts, he isn’t playing to the standards he set himself last year and equally so, Moyes has not shown he has the credentials to manage a title winning team so Van Persie can be frustrated at United’s downfall this season.
More than likely, this is just another tit-for-tit article but it is telling of our season that stories like this continue to emerge.