Man United’s Robin van Persie eyes Champions League success

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie sets his sights on winning the Champions League next season

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Robin van Persie has scored 25 league goals this season Photo: Back Page Images

Robin van Persie has set his sights on winning the Champions League after firing Manchester United to a 13th Premier League title.

The Red Devils were knocked out of Europe’s premier club competition in the second round following a 3-2 aggregate defeat by Real Madrid in March.

Van Persie has never won the Champions League, and the Netherlands international is hoping to help the newly-crowned English champions secure a fourth European Cup.

“I would love to. I think we showed we can compete with the best. If you look at the game against Real [Madrid], for example, everything was organised perfectly,” Van Persie told United’s website.

“Our game-plan was working. We were winning so it was a bit harsh how we lost that game but it’s part of football as well. If you want to be a winner, first you have to deal with disappointments.

“If you look at the whole club, it’s full of winners. Everyone knows how to win and everyone works hard to win and I love that.”

Meanwhile, Van Persie, who scored 25 Premier League goals, admitted he has enjoyed an incredible first season at United following his £24m switch from Arsenal.

“This whole year has been incredible. I have to thank all the boys, the staff and the fans, who since day one, have been unbelievable,” he added.

“It’s been an honour. It’s made such a big impact on me and I’m still thrilled about what’s happened in the last 10 months or so. Hopefully, we can do even better, crack on and win even more trophies.”

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