Robin van Persie rubbishes Manchester United rift rumours

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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has insisted that David Moyes is the man to turn things round at Old Trafford despite a difficult start to the season, as the Red Devils bid to rebound from a problematic opening half of the campaign to secure Champions League qualification.

Van Persie has been unable to help United halt an alarming side down the table this term despite scoring seven goals in 11 Premier League appearances, with Moyes' men currently seventh place and five points behind Liverpool in the fourth and final Champions League spot.

Moyes has come in for his fair share of criticism since taking the Old Trafford hotseat on a range of issues including recruitment, tactics and results but Van Persie remains adamant that the manager has his full support despite reports to the contrary.

He told BBC Sport: "Moyes needs time, he's new. The manager is our leading man and he will change things around.

"We lost too many points this year, but we are doing everything we can to change that.

"We are used to winning. If you win, it's a normal day at the office. After the Community Shield win, none of the players really celebrated, or played music, as it was the way things were."

The 30-year-old has been out of action for more than a month with a thigh problem, an absence that has been keenly felt by United during a run of three successive defeats which kicked off January in disastrous fashion.

Van Persie is now back training at the club's Carrington complex after extensive rehabilitation back in his native Holland, targeting a return to first-team action in early February. 

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