Robin van Persie targets new Manchester United deal

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Robin van Persie has stated his desire to remain at Old Trafford beyond the three years that remain on his current contract, reports the Daily Star. 

Van Persie joined Manchester United last summer in a £24m move from Premier League rivals Arsenal, following a golden boot winning campaign for the Gunners.

The Dutchman continued that fine form at Old Trafford, scoring 26 goals on his way to a second consecutive golden boot and helping Sir Alex Ferguson win his 13th Premier League title for Manchester United.

Winning the title justified Van Persie's decision to switch the Emirates for Old Trafford and now his has revealed that he wants to extend his current deal to remain in Manchester for longer.

He is quoted as saying in the national paper: "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."

The 30-year-old joined United in the hunt for trophies after winning just one FA Cup in 2005 with Arsenal. He has since added a Premier League winner's medal and a Community Shield to his trophy cabinet but insists United must win more than that this year.

He added: "That [winning trophies] is what it is all about.

"Last year we got one trophy in four. Now we have to look at it from the opposite side.

"We have the chance to get five this year. How many do we get out of those five? In my opinion we should be able to win two or three."

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