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Manchester United star will not be punished for shock rant

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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie will not be punished for the shock rant in which he appeared to criticise his teammates following the defeat to Olympiacos on Tuesday, The Daily Star reports.

Dutch striker Van Persie, who joined the Red Devils from Premier League rivals Arsenal back in the summer of 2012, was evidently angry and frustrated following the shock defeat in Greece that left the club's Champions League hopes dangling by a thread and reportedly told Dutch TV that it was 'a shame' that his fellow players were often occupying the spaces he liked to work in.

Those comments understandably caused somewhat of a stir across the media, with Van Persie even apparently taking his presumably miffed Manchester United teammates aside in the aftermath of the furore in order to issue a swift apology.

And Manchester United fans - who would also have been somewhat unimpressed with the comments given that Van Persie hardly covered himself in glory during the surprise loss at Karaiskakis Stadium, firing undoubtedly the team's best chance of the night high over the bar  - may be surprised to learn that he will face no repercussions for his actions.

The Star suggests that Manchester United boss David Moyes - who is coming under increasing pressure with a dismal first season Old Trafford continuing to hit new lows  - is not willing to instigate further problems at the club by slapping the Dutch international with a fine.

Would this have happened under Sir Alex Ferguson's reign? Should Van Persie face action for his comments?

Has this simply all been blown out of proportion? Let us know below...

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Manchester United
UEFA Champions League
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