Robin van Persie
Van Persie denies reports of a rift with the United boss. (Reuters)

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has calmed suggestions regarding a fall-out with boss David Moyes by praising the Scot's managerial style.

Following the lacklustre 1-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, reports emerged that Van Persie was privately unhappy with Moyes' training methods.

But the Dutchman, United's top scorer last season as they cruised to a record 20<sup>th league title has openly commended Moyes' impact at Old Trafford.

"It's great working with the new manager, David Moyes. He has his own style and methods and I like these," Van Persie admitted.

"We have been working very hard from the day we started our tour to Asia and Australia. This will result in good matches - that's for sure. There is a very good atmosphere at the club.

"I'm happy with the style of Moyes," he added.

"He does his own training sessions; he's close with the players and, with his staff, prepares us very well for the next opponents. That keeps us in shape. And he has given us hunger for more [success]."

Coupled with a disastrous summer transfer window, during which the club failed with bids for Cesc Fabregas, Leighton Baines and Ander Herrera leaving Moyes with one significant signing in the form of Marouane Fellaini, United have endured an uncertain start to the season.

Victory at Swansea City has been following by a draw against Chelsea in Moyes' first home game in charge then defeat to arch rivals Liverpool at Anfield.

Despite already being three games into the season, questions are already being asked of Moyes' reign while the marginalisation of first-team regulars such as Shinji Kagawa, a signing last summer from Borussia Dortmund, has been met with surprise.

Moyes and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward have been charged with managing the transition at United following the duel departure of Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill in the summer but further reports of unrest within the squad are likely to disrupt first-team harmony.