Van Persie and Moyes attempt to clear the air.
Manchester United star Robin van Persie and manager David Moyes had a training ground meeting to clear the air over the striker’s fitness.
The 30-year-old has played just twice for the club since November 10 and although was declared fit by the United physios ahead of the Chelsea match on Sunday, asked to sit out the game.
The former Arsenal ace and Moyes’ relationship has been stretched in the last few months over the Scot’s training regime and the attention paid to Wayne Rooney.
Rooney handed in a transfer request at the end of last season and van Persie is disillusioned by how much the boss is pandering to the forward as a result.
Similarly the Netherlands international believes that Moyes’ training techniques are outdated and have aggravated the attacker’s injuries.
Yet this has also created a rift within the squad, not only between Rooney and van Persie but also other team members, who believe the Dutchman is being given preferential treatment.
Therefore Moyes decided that talks were needed with the ex-Gunners man, as the striker is considered to be perhaps the Red Devils’ best player.
It’s widely believed that the £22m purchase of van Persie from the Emirates Stadium in the summer of 2012 was the reason the Premier League title made a return to Old Trafford last term.
Even in 2013/14 when the forward has been absent for long periods due to fitness problems the veteran has managed 10 goals in just 16 appearances.
Moyes has found life with the English champions difficult since succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer and does not want things to be made even worse by upsetting van Persie.
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