Manchester United boss holds talks with Robin van Persie

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Manchester United boss David Moyes has held clear-the-air talks with Robin van Persie over the striker's recent injury problems.

The Dutchman hasn't featured for the Red Devils in the Premier League since the 1-0 defeat against Newcastle on December 7.

According to reports the pair have had not had the easiest of relationships since David Moyes took over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, although the Scot has denied those claims.

Van Persie enjoyed two injury-free seasons with both Arsenal and Manchester United prior to Moyes' arrival, and some reports have suggested that Van Persie is unhappy with the manager's training regime because it makes him more susceptible to injury.

It has also been suggested that the former Arsenal man is unhappy at Old Trafford after being promise by Ferguson that he wouldn't retire following his arrival at the club in 2012.

Now the Sun claim that the pair have held talks in Moyes' office at Manchester United's training complex in attempt to move past the rift, and ensure the striker can return to fitness and fire the Red Devils up the league.

The paper adds there is also ill-feeling between the pair over Moyes' apparent indulgence of strike partner Wayne Rooney, which is said to have put strain on the relationship between the two strikers.

Moyes will want to sort out any problems quickly as he tries to guid Manchester United to Champions League qualification this season.

Following their 3-1 defeat at the hands of Chelsea on Sunday, the reigning Champions are now six points adrift of Liverpool in 4th place.

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