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Manchester United's Robin Van Persie. Picture credit: REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

Manchester United's Robin Van Persie. Picture credit: REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

Manchester United's Robin Van Persie. Picture credit: REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

ROBIN VAN PERSIE insists Manchester United manager David Moyes needs time to turn the club's fortunes around.

The Dutch striker, who was rumoured to have fallen out with Moyes during the early stages of his Old Trafford tenure, believes the Scot is the right man to follow Alex Ferguson.

He said: "I think he needs time like everyone, especially if you are new at such a big club.

"And to be fair, I don't think people understand that they have to give him a little bit more time, and I am talking about fans or even us. He will get that time and everyone is convinced that we will change things sooner than later."

Van Persie admitted the reigning Premier League champions have dropped too many points this season but is convinced that Moyes will get it right.

He added: "We lost many points this season, too many in our opinion, because if you want to go for all the trophies, you have to play better and get more wins in - but we are doing everything we can to change that.

"The manager is our leading man in that case and he is trying his best and I think he will turn things around."

Van Persie also claimed that his partnership with Wayne Rooney is going from strength to strength despite the strikers favouring the same position.

He said: "We realise that we are stronger when we are playing together, as a partnership.

"You are always stronger, in any sport, in life, when you are doing stuff together. With a player of Wayne's calibre, we can go from strength to strength, and we can become even better."


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