Robin van Persie says he had sympathy for David Moyes over his sacking at Manchester United. He is alleged to have had a string of bust-ups with high profile players - including Van Persie - but the Dutchman insists that wasn't the case and admitted his sympathy with his former boss.

He told BT Sport: "I think he tried his best and did everything in his power to make it work.

"I do feel sorry for him because when someone - a player or manager - gives his heart for the cause and it doesn't work out the way everyone wants, of course it is sad."

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