Liverpool legend John Aldridge has slammed Manchester United striker Robin van Persie after his 5-star performance for Holland against Spain. Aldo wrote in the Sunday World: "The drive and commitment that oozed out of Van Persie as he gave his all to the Holland cause contrasted with the lacklustre displays he offered up to Manchester United and their increasingly-desperate boss David Moyes for most of last season, but that is the way the star players seem to operate these days.
"When players with Van Persie's personality are not engaged, they can become a liability and with Wayne Rooney being promoted as the main man by David Moyes last season, it was evident that the other star striker in his squad was not amused.
"Rumours coming out of United throughout last season suggested Van Persie was not happy working under Moyes and his body language on the pitch backed up the theory that he wasn't giving his all to their cause.
"Before United fans start moaning, I know his goals-per-game ratio was very good last season, but anyone who watched Van Persie playing for Holland the other night and compared it to the body language he showed played for Moyes will confirm there was a vast difference.
"At the end of the day, United pay his wages and he should have shown the kind of passion we saw from him as Holland completed their 5-1 destruction of Spain on Friday night in each and every game of the last Premier League season.
"There can be no doubting Van Persie's class when he fancies the job and we saw that in his first season at United when he won them the league title following his move from Arsenal. He is a fantastic player, but United saw the other side of his character last season."
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