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Manchester United star blasts Moyes’ tactics

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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie criticised David Moyes’ tactics following Tuesday night’s Champions League defeat to Olympiacos.

The Red Devils’ slumped to what was arguably their worst defeat of the season in Piraeus - with the visitors showing very little cohesion or attacking threat throughout the 90 minutes, and allowing the home side to score two soft goals.

Van Persie, who is reportedly unhappy at Old Trafford, also missed a golden opportunity to score a potentially precious away goal in the closing stages of the match.

Speaking after the final whistle, the Netherlands international appeared to hit out at his manager’s tactics, as well as his team-mates’ movement on the pitch.

"It was quite difficult because my team-mates are often in the area where I want to play," the former Arsenal captain told Dutch broadcaster NOS. "That's why I have to change my tactics. Unfortunately, they are often in my area.

"It was much too slow today and we only had one shot on target in the whole match against Olympiacos, which is far too little.

"Everyone is very disappointed."

Despite scoring 14 goals in 20 appearances this season, Van Persie is believed to have an “uneasy relationship” with Moyes, which has led to speculation that he would be open to making a return to Arsenal this summer.

The Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger, meanwhile, added fuel to the flames earlier this month by refusing to rule out a shock summer move for his ex-skipper.

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Robin Van Persie
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Manchester United
UEFA Champions League
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