Robin van Persie unhappy with David Moyes’ training methods?

Robin van Persie

Pressure is mounting on David Moyes from all corners. Already, Man Utd have had a stuttering start in the Premier League and are trailing behind league leaders Arsenal by eight points, last things the Scot needs is his talisman player getting frustrated and unhappy.

Robin van Persie

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has become frustrated and ‘disgruntled’ with manager David Moyes’ training methods, and believes he has become more susceptible to injury because of it.

The 30-year-old finds the training patterns completely different compared to Sir Alex Ferguson’s regime. While strike partner Wayne Rooney has been benefited from Moyes’ hard training patterns, Van Persie probably feels the other way round.

According to, Van Persie believes he is being over trained. It is understood that the Dutchman had exchanged heated words in the build up to the Manchester Derby where he missed the game, after suffering a groin injury in training, which the Red Devils eventually lost 4-1 at the Etihad.

The former Arsenal star believes that heavy-duty sessions do not suit his explosive style of play especially now that he is at the advanced stages of his career.

Well, Van Persie hasn’t said anything explicitly in the public and it will be unfair to make any comments at the moment. But it might well happen that he is struggling to cope up with the hard nature of Moyes’ training patterns.

Meanwhile, Rooney said about Moyes’ training methods during the international break:

“The training is different, there’s a different style, a different way of thinking about how he wants us to play. Honestly, the training has been so hard. We’ve done a lot more running. Long running, quicker running, sharper running.

“I feel that’s really benefited me. I feel as fit as I ever have done. I had a couple of injuries pre-season but I feel great and in good shape. It’s a mixture of things, but I am happy and I am enjoying my football.”

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