Manchester United have had a tricky season so far - but today represented something of a reprieve in their bungling season.
They toppled West Brom in a 3-0 humbling at The Hawthorns - that left Pepe Mel on the brink of potentially losing his own job with The Baggies.
The game also represented an opportunity for Robin Van Persie to show a little touch of redemption after a difficult period.
He was seemingly in hot water after apparently criticising his team-mates after the defeat to Olympiakos - and his own performances have not been up to scratch - including a poor effort against France on international duty.
Such stories soon piled up and the rumour mill began churning - could Moyes have had enough of RVP?
Moyes says that is not the case insisting he is on good terms with the Dutch striker - he even revealed he flew back to Manchester with him after watching the France v Netherlands tie in the week.
But there is no doubt that times have been hard for the player and one former United legend has a nugget of advice.
Gary Neville was speaking about the player this morning and suggested he simply needed a good and quiet month to get through the other side of his current mini-drama.
RVP needs a month without interviews and noise! Keep scoring goals / hold the ball up and run around like a madman for the team!!— Gary Neville (@GNev2) March 8, 2014
And he is certainly correct. A few goals and a show of passion for the United cause will see these problems dissipate.
Today was not that day however. RVP was lucky not to be sent off and was taken off for Danny Welbeck in the second half after another frustrating afternoon.
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