The Netherlands international clashed with Moyes over his training methods at Old Trafford, and also criticised the Scot's tactics following United's 2-0 defeat to Olympiakos in February.
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"When Sir Alex Ferguson left, he went from being the star man, our go-to guy, the top scorer, to being almost like a sideshow," said Ferdinand whilst working as a pundit for BBC.
"I think that the dynamics changed. The manager, David Moyes, was talking up Wayne Rooney and forwards need to be loved.
"And I don't think he felt that love last season."
Van Persie struck twice as Netherlands stunned Spain with a 5-1 win in their opening World Cup clash on Friday evening.