The 51-year-old was dismissed after a dismal run of form left United languishing in seventh place in the Premier League and out of all cup competitions.
He did everything in his power to make it work. I do feel sorry for him
Robin van Persie
Moyes lasted just 10 months in the role after being appointed as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor last summer.
But striker Van Persie felt that the former Everton boss did “everything” to try and make his Old Trafford reign a successful one.
“He’s a good man. He really tried his best. He did everything in his power to make it work, and so from that point of view, I do feel sorry for him,” Van Persie told BT Sport.
“When someone really tries and gives his heart for the cause, and in the end it doesn’t really work out the way everyone wants it to, it is sad.
“It’s a pity it went like that, but that is football.”
Louis van Gaal is the heavy favourite to take over at Old Trafford ahead of next season after Ryan Giggs’ temporary spell in charge of the Red Devils.
And Van Persie has been impressed by the Welshman’s approach since taking over as interim boss last month.
“I witnessed two team meetings as I came in a bit late,” Van Persie said.
“The one from the last game against Sunderland, and today’s game, were incredible. They were Sir Alex-esque.”
Van Persie has scored 12 goals and made three assists in 20 Premier League appearances this season after struggling with injuries.
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