RVP happy at United

LONDON. — Robin van Persie has dismissed speculation that he could leave Manchester United this summer after falling out with David Moyes and claimed that he could spend the rest of his top-flight career at Old Trafford.

Van Persie fired United to the Barclays English Premier League title in his first season at the club following a £24million move from Arsenal, but has struggled to hit the same heights since Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson as manager.

It has led to suggestions that the Holland striker could be sold at the end of the season with Moyes planning a major overhaul of the squad and Edinson Cavani among his top targets.

But Van Persie (30) says he wants to see out the remaining two years of his contract and may even follow Wayne Rooney by signing a new one.
“The truth is I’m very happy here at this club,” he claims in an interview with the club’s official match programme for tomorrow’s clash with Liverpool.

“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.”

It has been claimed that Van Persie felt let down by Ferguson’s sudden retirement and is unimpressed by Moyes’s training methods.

The Dutchman has played in just over half United’s games this season due to injury and been criticised over his lack of understanding with Rooney. Van Persie appeared to hint at discord after the Champions League defeat to Olympiacos last month by telling Dutch TV that his teammates “sometimes occupy the spaces I want to play in”, and then looked unhappy to be taken off by Moyes at West Brom last weekend when he was in danger of being sent off.

Robin van Persie
But he insists the two men have a good relationship and the situation has been misinterpreted.
“I don’t mind if my performances get dissected and people criticise what I’ve done on the pitch,” added Van Persie.
“They can talk about my game 24/7 for all I care and a lot of those opinions and criticisms may actually be right.

“Talk about my performances or talk about a tackle that was too late. I don’t mind. But it goes too far when people start suggesting, amongst other things, that I have a bad understanding with the manager. That’s not true at all.

“There is mutual respect between us and the work environment is actually good. He really wants things to work here at Manchester United and I want the same, just like the other players.

“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.
“I’m very happy with my teammates 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 really enjoy working under him and I’m absolutely convinced things will pick up and we’ll turn it around.” — Mailonline.

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