Van Persie’s debut season with Manchester United was a sensational time for the Dutchman as he became the main engine behind United’s title charge but things aren’t going as well as it used to for the former Arsenal player.
On February 25 Manchester United to the Georgios Karaiskaki Stadium as they faced off against Olympiakos and lost 2-0. A short time later after their loss against the Greek club, Van Persie told the press that Manchester United are lousy and that he has not been feeling comfortable with the squad.
“We are lousy, in a lousy position in the league, out of the cups and this Champions League tie against Olympiakos looks a difficult one also Sometimes I try to find ways to do more but in the areas I wanted to play, my team-mates were often there. This makes it difficult for me,” Van Persie told NOS.
“Then I have to change my tactics to suit my team-mates, and play outside my zone. It’s a pity. We played too slow and could therefore create little’’.
Those were the statements that Van Persie released following their Champions League loss against Olympiakos and it has recently become more evident as each week passes and every match is played that something is going on surrounding Manchester United, more specifically with David Moyes and the players.
There is a sense of tension involving the performers of the club and the coach that was recommended by Sir. Alex Ferguson to succeed him and follow his legacy but a disastrous campaign has seen Manchester United being knocked out of FA Cup as well as the Capital One Cup and is unable on securing Champions League qualification spot.
Some days ago it was revealed that Manchester United released an ultimatum of 12 matches for David Moyes to switch things around and get positive results or else he would have to seek another club to coach.
If David Moyes wants to rescue what has been a mediocre season with Manchester United, he will need Van Persie to perform like he did when he arrived to Old Trafford in 2012.