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Moyes brushes aside RVP claims

ESPN staff
March 8, 2014
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David Moyes has dismissed a claim made by Ronald de Boer that Robin van Persie is unhappy at Manchester United.

Former Netherlands international De Boer was quoted by talkSPORT this week as saying his compatriot Van Persie is "not enjoying the football Manchester United are playing".

He added: "Van Persie wants to compete for trophies and everything this year looks out of sight.

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"It's very disappointing for a player of his quality. He's a team player but he likes to play beautiful football and that is not the case at the moment.

"United need to refresh their squad. Some of their players have had fantastic careers but it's time to move over and let some youngsters come through.

"Robin feels that, if this is happening, he will of course stay. But, if there's no investment in new, young, great players from other clubs, then he will move."

Responding to the comments, Moyes, whose side are currently seventh in the Premier League table, said: "I couldn't reply to that and I wouldn't know how Ronald de Boer would know that."

Van Persie, who signed for United from Arsenal for around £24 million in 2012, has scored 11 goals in 16 Premier League appearances this campaign.

On Friday, under pressure Moyes wrote to United fans, expressing his disappointment at the club's poor form this season and thanking the supporters for their continued backing.

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