Robin van Persie admits Manchester United's failings; ...backs David Moyes

Robin van Persie admits Manchester United have dropped too many points this season but is convinced that David Moyes will turn things around.

United are facing the prospect of missing out on the Champions League – and the Premier League title looks beyond them already as they are 11 points behind the leaders Arsenal. The club are also out of the FA Cup but Van Persie is certain that, given time, the manager will succeed.
"I think he needs time like everyone, especially if you are new at such a big club," the striker said. "And to be fair, I don't think people don't understand that they have to give him a little bit more time, and I am talking about fans or even us. He will get that time and everyone is convinced that we will change things sooner rather than later."

He added: "We lost many points this season, too many in our opinion, because if you want to go for all the trophies, you have to play better and get more wins in – but we are doing everything we can to change that.

"The manager is our leading man in that case and he is trying his best and I think he will turn things around."