What They're Saying

"Our fellow players are sometimes occupying the spaces I want to play in. And when I see that it makes it difficult for me to come to those spaces as well. So that forces me to adjust my runs, based on the position of my teammates. And unfortunately, they're often playing in my zones. I think that's a shame."

-- Dutch striker Robin van Persie explains the problem at struggling Manchester United after its 2-0 Champions League loss to Olympiakos. (Dutch TV channel NOS via The Guardian)
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