Robin van Persie: I’m going to play for another 10 years

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie declares his desire to continue playing for another 10 years

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

Robin van Persie has declared his desire to continue playing for another 10 years, citing Ryan Giggs’s remarkable spell Manchester United as the perfect example of how to extend his career.

The Netherlands international, who turned 30 last month, is currently on international duty ahead of Holland’s qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup.

But the Manchester United striker insists that next summer’s tournament in Brazil will not be his last major international competition – and is determined to extend his playing career for as long as possible.

“We want to do better over there then at the European [Championships],” Van Persie told NUSport.

“At least, I want that, and after that I want to do it better again. That’s how I am.

“The World Cup won’t be my last big tournament. I’ve never had a major injury, hardly any muscle problems. I will play for another 10 years.

“Yes, serious, that’s my goal when I feel myself like I do now. It’s a drive for me when I see Ryan Giggs train every day fantastic and play fantastic.”

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