Manchester United Striker Laughs Off Claims He Could Retire

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United star not concerned about his age.

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has laughed off claims that he could be considering retirement anytime soon, BBC Sport reports.

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The Netherlands international has had a career plagued by injuries, and after a slow start to this campaign there had been some suggestion that he was past his best.

The 31-year-old has improved his form in recent matches however, scoring three goals in as many games to help United maintain a five-match winning streak in the Premier League.

With the goals returning for van Persie, the former Arsenal man insists he feels ready to continue playing at the top level for many more years to come, hitting back at those who start questioning players’ performances as soon as they hit 30 or 31.

“The age thing is not an issue for me at all,” he said. “I’m almost convinced now I will play for many years to come at the highest level.

“It is a strange feeling. When you hit 30 and you’re having a bad spell everyone says it’s because you’re 30 or 31 and things might be over for you.”

As well as suggestions he could be nearing the end of his playing days, van Persie has also been linked with the likes of Inter Milan and Fenerbahce after his dip in form earlier this season.

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