Robin van Persie pulled his Manchester United teammates aside to apologise for comments he made following the 2-0 loss to Olympiacos and insisted they were about himself rather than the team, according to The Mirror.
The 30-year-old said he was frustrated that sometimes positions he wanted to take up were occupied by his teammates in an interview with Dutch television and they were interpreted as a dig towards his United teammates, something which reportedly left Van Persie ‘genuinely shocked’ as he was talking about himself.
Right now, United as a club is completely under the cosh and any comments made by our players are going to come under intense scrutiny. Take Javier Hernandez’s comments which were taken as an attack on Van Persie yesterday, something which Chicharito felt obliged to confirm was not true.
The press will use any opportunity to worsen the situation for United so what our players need to make sure they do is present a United front both on and off the pitch to stop anything like this happening again.