Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 December 2014

Van Persie wants to stay at United

Robin van Persie wants to stay at Old Trafford
Robin van Persie wants to stay at Old Trafford

Robin van Persie has insisted he wants to stay with Manchester United.

Recent speculation has linked the Dutch international with a move away from Old Trafford, suggesting he is unhappy.

However, Van Persie has refuted the rumours and claimed he would be happy to sign a new deal with the Barclays Premier League champions. His current contract runs until summer 2016.

He told United Review, the club's official programme: " I don't mind if my performances get dissected and people criticise what I've done on the pitch. They can talk about my game 24/7 for all I care...and a lot of those opinions and criticisms may actually be right. So I don't mind that.

"What I need to address are the situations when people are taking it upon themselves to think for me, make assumptions, or interpret things as if they are me.

"Last time I checked my head was still attached to my body, so I'm the only one who knows exactly what I'm feeling and that is not what I or the fans have been reading.

"The truth is I'm very happy here at this club. I signed for four years and I'd be delighted to stay even longer, beyond the next two years I have left on my contract.

"This is how I feel, although it's not what has been suggested in the media."

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