Robin van Persie wants to retire at Manchester United

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Robin van Persie says he is so happy at Manchester United he wants to end his career there.

The Holland international has been brilliant since moving to Old Trafford from rivals Arsenal in a £24million move last summer and spoke of how much he has been enjoying it.

Manchester United look set to reclaim the Premier League title after building up a 15-point lead over local rivals and holders Manchester City with only eight games remaining.

This is in no small part down to the 29-year-old’s 19 league goals this term, though he has suffered a loss of form in recent weeks and only scored once on Manchester United’s last ten games.

However, Sir Alex Ferguson will be glad to see Van Persie get back among the goals with three in two games during the international break.

Happiness seems to be everywhere at Old Trafford and the Dutchman says he hopes it never ends, even as he enters the latter stages of his career.

"The coming years it's Manchester United. And maybe longer. United would be my last club,” he told Voetbal International.

"You have a number of clubs in Europe where older players can find it good, where they are valued.

“You used to have that at Juventus and AC Milan, Manchester United today is a good example. So who knows how long I stay at the club.

"I have every day at United a new challenge. My development is an ongoing process.

“That gets an extra boost when you are surrounded by new coaches and teammates, all with their own ideas, in a totally new environment.”

Ferguson will be hoping Van Persie has relocated his Midas touch in front of goal again, especially as Manchester United has three crucial days coming up.

The Red Devils travel to Sunderland for the early kick-off on Saturday before taking on Chelsea in their FA Cup quarter-final replay just two day later.

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