Van Persie eyes longer Man Utd contract and Champions League success

Robin van Persie wants to extend his Manchester United contract to keep him at the Premier League champions past the three years remaining on his current deal, Sky Sports has reported.

The Netherlands international told MUTV he wanted to remain at Old Trafford and continue to win trophies, having claimed his first league winners’ medal last season, following his move to United from Arsenal. “I have three more years to go and I would like to stay longer,” van Persie said.

I want to play as long as possible at the highest level. Winning trophies is what it is all about,” the 30-year-old added, having spent eight years with the Gunners but failed to finish on top of the table.

Van Persie added that his only disappointment last season came in the Champions League, when United were eliminated by Real Madrid after Luis Nani was sent off at Old Trafford with the home side in the lead. “It is probably my only regret about last year,” he admitted.

The referee played an important part but I should have scored at least one or two goals in those games,” van Persie continued. “I didn’t, which I don’t like. I have to improve on that. Hopefully we can do better this year.” United return to continental action against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday.

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