Former Arsenal striker and now Manchester United frontman Robin van Persie is not at all happy with his new teammates accusing them of getting in his way during United’s 2-0 loss away to Greek side Olympiakos of Piraeus during the first-leg of their last-16 Champions League match in Greece last night.
Goals from Arsenal loanee Joel Campbell and Alejandro Dominguez put the Greek club in the driver’s seat ahead of the second leg at Old Trafford on Wednesday the 19th of March.
Van Persie wasted a perfect opportunity to get the visitors that all-important away goal when he blasted a shot over the crossbar in the closing stages of the game which turned out to be a frustrating evening for the Dutchman as he struggled to put his mark on the match.
Following the match van Persie put some off the blame on his teammates telling Sky Sports:
“It was quite difficult because my team-mates are often in the area where I want to play,” he said.
“That’s why I have to change my tactics. Unfortunately, they are often in my area.
“It was much too slow and we only had one shot on target in the whole match against Olympiakos, which is far too little. Everyone is very disappointed.”
Despite being two nil down van Persie is refusing to throw in the towel adding:
“It is still possible, because with all due respect to Olympiakos, we should be able to win 3-0 at home.”
“It is not that they were fantastic, we just mostly failed.”