Manchester United manager David Moyes has criticised reports suggesting striker Robin Van Persie is unhappy at the club.
Ever since the Scot took over from former manager Sir Alex Ferguson reports have claimed that the Dutch international has been unhappy with Moyes' training methods and the poor form shown by the club this season.
However Moyes came out to deny any rift between himself and the Dutchman.
"I keep saying it is untrue but for some reason people don't want to write it or hear it," he said.
"But it is the fact. Most people know that I talk pretty straight. If there was something wrong I would be the first one to come out and say it.
"I have a really good relationship with Robin, as I do with all the players. But when you are not winning, people look for reasons, and probably think I am not getting on with Robin.
"It couldn't be further from the truth."
The manager was backed up by his star striker earlier in the week who was in full support of the current regime.
"Moyes needs time, he's new," said Van Persie. "The manager is our leading man and he will change things around."
Van Persie who has been injured since early December with a thigh problem will be unavailable to play in Manchester United's upcoming match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge along with fellow striker Wayne Rooney.
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