There have been several concerns about Robin van Persie’s future at the club this season after reports he is not happy with David Moyes’ training regime. The player picked up what Moyes referred to as a “freak injury” when taking a corner and has played in less than half of our games this season.

However, speaking to The Guardian, Van Persie has claimed he is fully behind the manager and believes that he needs time to adjust before he can turn things around.

“He needs time like everyone, especially if you’re new at such a big club,” said Van Persie. “I don’t think that people understand that they have to give him a little bit more time. He will get that time, everyone is confident that he will change things sooner rather than later. We got a good win at the weekend, which is good, but in our view, normal. We’ve lost many points this year, too many, because if you want to win trophies you have to play better and get more wins in, but we’re doing everything we can to change that. The manager, he’s our leading man, and he’s trying his best and I think he will turn things around.”