Updated: Thursday, 20 March 2014 02:44 | By Agence France-Presse

Moyes rubbishes United player rift reports

Manchester United manager David Moyes spoke out on Wednesday to dismiss media reports that he has fallen out with senior players including Ryan Giggs and Robin van Persie.

Moyes rubbishes United player rift reports

Manchester United's Scottish manager David Moyes attends a press conference at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on March 18, 2014 - by Paul Ellis

"A lot of people are trying to divide us in some way or not keep us together," Moyes told the club's television channel, MUTV.

"I can only tell people what they're hearing or what they are saying is rubbish."

Moyes's comments were broadcast hours before United's Champions League last 16 second-leg match at home to Greek champions Olympiakos, when they will attempt to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg.

Moyes faces press speculation about his job after seeing United fall 18 points off the pace in the Premier League and crash out of both domestic cup competitions.

Stories have emerged of bust-ups involving Giggs and Van Persie, but the latter declared his happiness at Old Trafford in a recent interview and Giggs -- who is also a member of Moyes's coaching staff -- is reported to have been angered by the reports.

"Over the last few weeks, (the media) have tried to say there are problems with this player or that player," Moyes added. "But the reports are all rubbish."

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