Robin van Persie hopes to end football career at Manchester United
Robin van Persie has been a revelation for Manchester United this season. Since joining the Red Devils from Arsenal at the beginning of the season, the 29-year-old has scored 19 Premier League goals to lift Manchester United to the top spot on the table with an astounding 15-point lead.
The Netherlands international hasn’t even been at Manchester United for a whole season yet, however Robin van Persie has already turned into a fan favorite at the Old Trafford. Robin van Persie has time and again expressed his happiness at Manchester United, which is why it’s not surprising to hear that the Dutchman desires to end his career with the Red Devils.
With Ryan Giggs, 39, and Paul Scholes, 38, still playing in Manchester United’s first-team, Robin van Persie is probably hoping for a lengthy career at the club as well.
“For the next few years I will be at Manchester United - and maybe longer. United could be my last club,” Robin van Persie told Dutch magazine 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 will stay at the club.”
Robin van Persie claims he meets new challenges at Manchester United on a regular basis. The Dutch striker, who has been in phenomenal form over the past year, has scored a total 23 goals in 33 games for Manchester United this season. Robin van Persie is also in contention to win the Golden Boot award in the Premier League, although he is second to Liverpool’s Luis Suarez as of late.
“There is a new challenge for me every day at United. My development is an ongoing process,” Robin van Persie said. “That gets an extra boost when you are surrounded by new coaches and team-mates, all with their own ideas, in a totally new environment.”
Robin van Persie scored a brace against Romania to surpass Johan Cruyff’s record of goals for Netherlands. Johan Cruyff scored 33 goals in 48 appearances for Netherlands. Robin van Persie is now at 34 goals in 74 appearances.