Van Persie Targets Extended Stay At United

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Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie has said that he would like to stay at the club beyond his current deal, which still has three years left to run, Sky Sports reports.

The 30-year-old helped the club to claiming the Premier League title back off of neighbours Manchester City last season and in doing so he collected his first league winners medal after eight years of trying at Arsenal.

And he has intimated that the success has already made him hungry for more.

The Dutchman told MUTV: “I have three more years to go and I would like to stay longer.

“I want to play as long as possible at the highest level. Winning trophies is what it is all about.”

Van Persie says that the only disappointment he harbours from the previous campaign was his failure to find the back of the net against Real Madrid during their Champions League encounter. The Spanish giants won the contest 3-2 on aggregate and United could only watch as midfielder Nani saw red to compound their misery.

United will get another chance this week to put things right in Europe as they kick off their current campaign against German side Bayer Leverkusen this week.

“It is probably my only regret about last year.

“The referee played an important part but I should have scored at least one or two goals in those games.

“I didn’t, which I don’t like. I have to improve on that. Hopefully we can do better this year.”

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