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Van Persie wants to extend Manchester United contract

ESPN staff
September 16, 2013
Robin van Persie joined Manchester United last season © PA Photos

Robin van Persie is enjoying his time at Manchester United so much that he already wants to extend his contract.

The Dutchman's current deal, signed when he completed his £24 million move from Arsenal last summer, does not expire until 2016.

But Van Persie is convinced he made the right decision to join United and is eager to extend his stay at Old Trafford.

"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 scored 30 goals in his debut season at Old Trafford as he won the Premier League for the first time in his career.

Now he is keen to taste success again and hopes to end the current campaign with at least two more medals for his collection.

He added: "Last year we got one trophy in four. Now we have to look at it from the opposite side.

"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."

United begin their Champions League campaign against Bayer Leverkusen at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

They were eliminated by Real Madrid in the last 16 in March and Van Persie added: "It is probably my only regret about last year."

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