Man United’s Robin van Persie: I’ve the taste for silverware now

Manchester United's Robin van Persie says he wants to win more silverware after securing his first Premier League winner's medal

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Robin van Persie scored 26 Premier League goals this season Photo: Back Page Images

Robin van Persie says he has the taste for silverware and wants Manchester United to win two or three trophies next season.

The Netherlands international was an integral part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s side as they romped to the Premier League crown, finishing an emphatic 11 points ahead of Manchester City.

Van Persie, who joined in a £24m deal from Arsenal last August, scored 26 top-flight goals as he secured his first Premier League winner’s medal since moving to England in 2004.

With David Moyes replacing Ferguson, United face a challenge to retain their crown next term, but Van Persie has set his sights on winning at least a double with the Red Devils.

“I want more now,” Van Persie told the Manchester Evening News.

“I want more medals now because I now know how it feels. It gives you the taste for more. Hopefully next year we can win the double, or even more.

“It will be a new era and I am looking forward to it. It is part of our job. We have to deal with a new situation. That is how it is.

“First we can enjoy what we have achieved this year. Then you start to think about next season and, of course, we are looking forward to it.

“We have a new manager – maybe new players coming in. Wilfried Zaha is coming from Crystal Palace and there may be more, there may be some leaving, no-one knows.

“It is a challenge and everybody knows what our standard is. We want to win the league again and then, hopefully, add one or two trophies to that.”

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