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United teammates making things difficult for me: Van Persie

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Piraeus: 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's Rooney (left), Carrick and Van Persie (right) react as they restart the game after conceding a goal
United's Rooney (left), Carrick and Van Persie (right) react as they restart the game after conceding a goal 

United are in danger of being dumped out of the Champions League following their 0-2 defeat to Olympiakos.

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.

"I rushed that shot. That's a shame because I don't get a lot of chances so when you get one, you have to score."

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

"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."

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