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Under-pressure managers usually receive the fabled "vote of confidence" from the board. Times, though, are-a-changing and Manchester United boss David Moyes has been handed a timely boost by star striker Robin van Persie.
There has been talk of a rift having developed between the pair, while van Persie has not played for some time on account of injury.
While van Persie has been struggling with injury, United have been struggling in general.
There is no suggestion that United are planning to axe Moyes. But even if the owners have their finger on the trigger, van Persie has urged them to remain calm.
The Daily Mail’s Ian Ladyman has the quotes from van Persie:
Moyes needs time, he’s new. The manager is our leading man and he will change things around.
We lost too many points this year, but we are doing everything we can to change that.