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Robin van Persie labelled a 'prat' by Johnny Giles

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Former Manchester United and Leeds United hardman Johnny Giles has lashed out at Robin van Persie after the midweek defeat against Olympiakos. 

After losing the first leg of the Champions League clash, the Dutch striker criticised the tactics installed by David Moyes.

The 30-year-old striker felt that the United players were occupying "his zones" and couldn't perform at his best.

"It can also show you Van Persie is a prat," said Giles in Irish broadcaster RTE. 

"In other words [to the comments] he is not at fault. Right, he's not at fault. And I watched the game and he never tried a leg."

Giles was impressed neither with his performance on or off of the pitch as he lacks serious enthusiasm for the club. 

The RTE sport panel were not impressed with the Red Devils performance after the humiliating 2-0 defeat at the Karaiskakis Stadium.

Giles went on to say, "“In other words he is not at fault. Right, he’s not at fault. And I watched the game last night and he never tried a leg."

With Manchester United's current form being taken into consideration, a problem with team morale was the last thing that Moyes was hoping to take from the Champions League clash.

Giles feels that Moyes needs time to settle into the club and shape his team and feels within 18 months, he will be back on his feet.

However, fellow pundit Richie Sadlier feels that the Scottish manager has tried his best at United, but this is not enough.

"Moyes has shown in the last few months that he is completely out of his depth," said Sadlier.

With Manchester United legends such as Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra with questionable contract renewals for United, the future is looking awfully murky for the United boss.

After a season of disappointments, time could be the only cure the the club.

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