Manchester United talisman Robin van Persie has revealed to close friends that he is unhappy under the management of new Reds boss David Moyes.
The 30-year-old has reportedly been irritated by Moyes’ new training regime and is missing his former mentor Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Dutch captain failed to make an impact in the weekend’s clash with Liverpool and was easily riled by Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.
A friend of Van Persie told the Daily Star: “Robin isn’t happy and when that’s the case he can’t hide it on the pitch.
“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.”
Van Perise was persuaded to make the switch to Old Trafford from Arsenal after being convinced by Sir Alex.
United’s number 20 had arguably the best season of his career under Ferguson, winning the Golden Boot and a Premier league medal.
This isn’t the first time Moyes has received criticism for his training methods as earlier this season Dutch fitness specialist Raymond Verheijen said Moyes used ‘Dinosaur’ training methods.
Moyes has had a mixed bag of results so far during his tenure at Old Trafford and will be looking for a boost in the clash with Crystal Palace after the international break.
Van Persie has been the Premier League top scorer for the past two seasons and will need to figure heavily if United are to win back-to-back titles.
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