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Van Persie denies unhappiness claims

ESPN staff
September 5, 2013
Robin van Persie cut a frustrated figure in Manchester United's defeat to Liverpool © PA Photos

Robin van Persie has refuted reports he has not been impressed by David Moyes as he insisted he is enjoying playing for the new Manchester United manager.

Van Persie enjoyed a close rapport with Sir Alex Ferguson, who signed him from Arsenal last summer, and there were suggestions he felt Moyes' coaching left something to be desired.

But Van Persie, who is currently preparing for the Netherlands' World Cup qualifier against Estonia on Friday, is adamant that is not the case.

"It's great working with the new manager David Moyes," Van Persie told De Telegraaf. "He has his own style and methods and I like these.

"I'm happy with the style of Moyes. He does his own training sessions, he's close with the players and, with his staff, prepares us very well for the next opponent. That keeps us in shape. Luckily, winning the title last year gave us hunger for more."

Van Persie earned Moyes the first trophy of his United career when he scored both goals in the Community Shield win against Wigan and scored another brace in his maiden league victory at Swansea.

But he cut a frustrated figure in Sunday's 1-0 defeat at Liverpool and the Daily Star quoted an unnamed friend of the striker saying: "Robin isn't happy. He really misses Fergie, who he loved playing under."

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