Star striker wants Manchester United stay

Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie has claimed that he is ‘very happy’ at Old Trafford and has no issues with United manager David Moyes, Sky Sports reports.

The Dutchman was a vital component in United’s Premier League title win last season which was to be Sir Alex Ferguson’s final year in charge.

Van Persie scored 26 league goals last year, but only managed 11 this time round, with his overall performance and attitude being criticized.

There has been speculation that the 30-year-old is unhappy with current manager David Moyes and is possibly looking for a way out of Old Trafford in the summer.

But Van Persie has come out to set the record straight regarding his future at the club, as well as his true opinion on his manager.

“I don’t mind if my performances get dissected and people criticize what I’ve done on the pitch,” Van Persie said in the club’s official matchday program United Review.

“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.”

The two-time golden boot winner went on to insist that he has no issues with his team-mates and coaching staff.

“I’m very happy with my team-mates and I’m very happy with my manager and his staff. The sessions we have on the training ground are fantastic and I’m learning a lot from them every day.

“I’ve been a professional footballer for 12 years now and there’s no doubt I’m learning new things and progressing with David Moyes.


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