Man United could be the final club of my career, says Robin van Persie

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie says he could finish his career at the Red Devils after joining from Arsenal last summer

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Robin van Persie has scored 19 Premier League goals this season Photo: Back Page Images

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Robin van Persie admits Manchester United could be the last club of his playing career.

The 29-year-old has been one of the Red Devils’ standout players this season after completing a controversial £24m move to Old Trafford from Arsenal last summer.

Van Persie has repaid Sir Alex Ferguson’s faith with 19 goals in 26 Premier League appearances, helping United close in on a 20th top-flight crown.

With Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes afforded the luxury of winding down their careers at Old Trafford, Van Persie feels the Manchester side could be the ideal location for the Netherlands international to eventually hang up his boots.

“The coming years it’s Manchester United. And maybe longer. United could be my last club,” he told 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 stay at the club.

“I have every day at United a new challenge. My development is an ongoing process. That gets an extra boost when you are surrounded by new coaches and teammates, all with their own ideas, in a totally new environment.”

The former Feyenoord striker scored 132 goals in 277 games for the Gunners before completing his big-money move to the 19-time English champions last August.

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