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Manchester United's Van Persie wants to stay

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In an interview with United Review, the official Manchester United match day programme, striker Robin van Persie has appeared to quash speculation of a potential exit from the club this summer.

The 30-year-old Dutchman told the programme: "The truth is I'm very happy here. I signed for four years and I'd be delighted to stay longer, beyond the next two years I have on my contract."

He also responded to reports that he does not get on with under-fire manager David Moyes, saying: "There is no doubt I'm learning new things and progressing with David Moyes; the sessions we have on the training ground are fantastic and I'm learning a lot from them every day."

Van Persie said that the thinks the speculation around his future is due to his lack of television interviews, and that if he spoke in public more it could help to clear things up. The striker, who has scored 10 league goals this season, had been linked with Juventus, as well as the possibility of a shock return to former club Arsenal. 

He seemed to request that speculation does not occur about his future too. 

"You can count my interviews this season on one hand, so maybe when I do speak people want to turn it into something sensational," Van Persie said.

"I don't mind if my performances get dissected and people criticise what I've done on the pitch. A lot of those opinions and criticisms may actually be right.What I need to address are the situations when people are taking it upon themselves to think for me, make assumptions, or interpret things as if they are me. Last time I checked my head was still attached to my body. I'm the only one who knows exactly what I'm feeling."

Will the striker keep true to his word and stay at Old Trafford this summer? Have your say in the comments below!

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