Robin van Persie insists he is happy with the coaching methods of David Moyes.
The Dutch international joined Manchester United in a £20million deal last summer, and he struck up an immediate relationship with manager Sir Alex Ferguson. The Scot, of course, retired after 26 incredible years at Old Trafford at the end of last season, and he was replaced by compatriot Moyes who had previously impressed during 11 years at the helm of Everton.
Van Persie began this new reign with a brace in the Community Shield win over Wigan Athletic and another goal in the 4-1 opening day Premier League triumph at Swansea City, but he has fired blanks in the subsequent goalless draw against Chelsea and the visit to Liverpool. During the latter he showed signs of frustration, as the champions suffered a first loss of the season.
This in turn led to reports, notably in the Daily Star, that the former Arsenal striker was unhappy with the coaching methods of Moyes. However, van Persie has wasted little time in rejecting these suggestions, and not only does he insist he remains as happy as ever at Old Trafford, but that he is confident he and his team-mates will soon find their best form.
“It’s great working with the new manager David Moyes,” he is quoted in De Telegraaf. “He has his own style and methods and I like these. We are working very hard from the day we started our tour to Asia and Australia. This will result in good matches, that’s for sure.
“There is a very good atmosphere at the club. He does his own training sessions, he’s close with the players and prepares us with his staff very well for the next opponent. That keeps us in shape. Luckily, because the title of last year gave us hunger for more.”
The 30-year-old, like many of his team-mates, is currently away on international duty. His Holland side face two away trips to Estonia and Andorra, which could see them book their place in the World Cup Finals next year. When he returns to England, he will look to bounce back from the Anfield defeat when Crystal Palace visit Manchester on 14 September.