Man United’s Robin van Persie eyes Champions League title

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie set his sights on winning more silverware after securing the Premier League title

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Robin van Persie has scored 24 league goals this season Photo: Back Page Images

Robin van Persie has set his sights on conquering Europe next season after the striker helped Manchester United secure a 13th Premier League crown.

The Netherlands international scored a hat-trick in a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa on Monday night, firing United to a 20th top-flight title.

Van Persie has scored 24 Premier League goals for the Red Devils this term after completing a controversial £24m move to Old Trafford from Arsenal last August.

And the former Gunners captain believes United have the appetite to win more silverware after this season’s success.

“From now on this is our new standard and we want to be champions every year,” he said.

“We want to win more. You could tell from day one that everyone wanted this and we did well.”

He added: “It makes me even more hungry. I want to win it again and win more stuff – the FA Cup, Champions League, League Cup – I want to win it all. It is a great first step but I want more. It tastes lovely.”

Van Persie’s Red Devils team-mate Giggs, 39, will pick up a staggering 13th Premier League winner’s medal when United are presented with the trophy at Old Trafford on 12 May.

And the Dutch striker admitted it has been a privilege to play with a living legend.

“It’s an honour for me to play with Ryan Giggs. I told him that,” he added.

“Every training session, the way he loves the game, he sets an example for every one of us, young and old. Every day he is unbelievable. He is 39 now but you cannot tell.

“He is fit, works his socks off and is a true example for young and old.”

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