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Robin Van Persie: Manchester United Teammates Make It 'More Difficult'

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Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj, left, Shinji Kagawa, centre left, Robin van Persie and Rafael, right, train with teammates at Carrington training ground in Manchester, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Manchester United will play Olympiakos in a Champions League first knockout round on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jon Super) | ASSOCIATED PRESS


Robin van Persie believes his Manchester United teammates are making it "more difficult" for him to find space and admits he has been forced to adjust at the expense of his own game.

United is in danger of being dumped out of the Champions League following a 2-0 defeat to Olympiakos on Tuesday evening.

And Van Persie, who squandered a gilt-edged chance to pull a goal back for David Moyes’ side late in the second half, admits he is struggling in his role under the Scot.

"Sometimes I try to find ways to do more but in the areas I wanted to play, my teammates were often there. This makes it difficult for me,” Van Persie told NOS. "Then I have to change my tactics to suit my teammates, and play outside my zone. It's a pity.

"We played too slow and could therefore create little.

"You have to hope that you get one chance, and I did. I rushed my shot. You don't get many chances so if you get one you need to take it."

But despite his admission, Van Persie refuses to blame Moyes for United's poor performances this season.

“He's working hard and so are we,” said the Dutchman. “It is not easy and it is up to us to turn it around. It is easy for someone to point the finger, but I won't.”

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