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Robin van Persie promises to get better

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Robin van Persie has promised Manchester United fans that he can improve on the achievements of his maiden campaign at Old Trafford during his second season with the club.

The former Arsenal captain scored 26 times in 38 appearances last term, winning the golden boot for the second season in succession, as Manchester United strolled to glory in the Premier League title race.

There has, however, been upheaval at Old Trafford since the club claimed a record 20th league crown, with Sir Alex Ferguson deciding to call time on his illustrious 26 year reign as Manchester United manager.

Van Persie, however, will not allow a change of manager - with David Moyes now at the helm - to become an excuse for his own levels to drop, and is intent on becoming an even better player when the new season begins.

"I don't let things get in the way," he told reporters on the club's pre-season tour of Australia. "I want chances every day, every session, every game. I just see big opportunities.

"I still have more years left and it's not like I am saying: 'Yeah, we won the league so that's me done'. I want more now. It makes me even more hungry.

"I was very hungry last year but now I am more hungry. We have a great bunch of players so we can win more and do better. I always try to do better than the day before so, yes, I can do better than last year."

Van Persie made his first appearance of pre-season on Saturday and scored on his Manchester United return during a 5-1 rout of the A-League All Stars - Moyes' first win as manager.

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