Manchester United manager backed by Robin van Persie

Injured striker admits that the Red Devils have dropped too many points this season although claims that David Moyes needs more time in the job.

Manchester United manager backed by Robin van Persie

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January 17th, 2014

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Manchester United are seventh in the Premier League table and it’s hard to see them finishing in the Champions League places this term, let alone challenge for the title considering that Arsenal currently sit eleven points ahead of the champions.

It’s a gap that would have been unforeseeable in August, although it’s been a difficult first season for Moyes as he looks to follow in the footsteps of Sir Alex Ferguson, with the manager not helped by his star strikers being out injured at various points of the campaign.

Robin van Persie continues to sit on the sidelines and admits that the team have not performed to their required standards this term, with the Dutchman insisting that he fully backs Moyes to turn things round at Old Trafford.

“I think he needs time like everyone, especially if you are new at such a big club,” the striker said. “And to be fair, I don’t think people don’t 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 rather than later.”

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 was a big factor in United winning the title last season although the striker has been unable to recreate the same form this term, with the striker hoping to return to action before the end of January.

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