Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has handed David Moyes a massive boost just a week before his first Manchester derby, by admitting he wants to extend his stay with the Premier League champions.

It was reported a few weeks ago that the Dutch ace was unhappy with the newly implemented training regimes of boss David Moyes. Those rumours were quickly quashed by Van Persie though, and he now looks ready to commit his future to the Red Devils.

He told MUTV: "I have three more years to go and I would like to stay longer. I know, and I see people around me, making decisions where I think these guys will look back and say, 'Was that a good one?'

"I don't want that. I want to play as long as possible at the highest level."

Van Persie was the difference in last season's title race after his move from Arsenal, and with Manchester Utd facing neighbours Man City next week in Moyes' first installment of the clash, the Old Trafford faithful will be hoping he can continue his fine form.

A defeat would leave them with only seven points from a possible 15, which wouldn't hardly represent the opening to his United career that Moyes would have had in mind, but a victory will keep the fans on side.

Now that the Premier League's leading marksmen has verbally committed his long-term future to the club, it's now looking up for David Moyes.

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