Robin van Persie reveals frustrations with Man United tactics after Olympiacos defeat

Van Persie was frustrated against Olympiacos. Photo: PA

Robin van Persie has shed light on the frustrations he feels at Man United after they fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Olympiacos.

Speaking to Dutch TV station NOS after the Champions League tie, he said:

"My team-mates are sometimes occupying the spaces I want to play in. And when I see that it makes it difficult for me. So that forces me to adjust my runs, based on the position of my fellow players. And unfortunately, they're often playing in my zones. I think that's a shame.

"Then I have to change my tactics to suit my teammates, and play outside my zone. That's a pity," he added.

The Red Devils put in their worst Champions League performance of the season in Greece, failing to test goalkeeper Jimenez Roberto during a 90 minutes they will surely want to forget.

Van Persie, though, was also quick to offer manager David Moyes some support:

"He's working hard at it, and so are we. Sometimes we play well, but not all the time. We don't have luck on our side. It's easy to point the finger at someone, but I'm not like that. We have to do better ourselves."