Robin van Persie wants new Manchester United contract

Striker Robin van Persie indicates his desire to extend his stay at Manchester United beyond the summer of 2016

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

Robin van Persie has indicated his desire to extend his stay at Manchester United beyond the remaining three years of his current contract.

The 30-year-old’s deal, which he signed following his £24m transfer to Old Trafford from Arsenal last summer, is due to expire at the end of the 2015-16 season.

But the striker, who finished as the top scorer in the Premier League as United won the title last term, is keen to stay at the club beyond the summer of 2016.

“I have three more years to go and I would like to stay longer,” Van Persie told MUTV.

“I know, and I see people around me, making decisions where I think these guys will look back and say ‘was that a good one?’

“I don’t want that. I want to play as long as possible at the highest level.”

Van Persie has scored 35 goals in 53 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions following his controversial switch from the Gunners.

And after helping United lift their 20th top-flight title last term, the Netherlands international is desperate to win more silverware under new boss David Moyes this season.

“Last year we got one trophy in four. Now we have to look at it from the opposite side,” he continued.

“We have the chance to get five this year. How many do we get out of those five? In my opinion we should be able to win two or three.”

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