'Want to retire at Man United'

Robin van Persie feels he could stay at Manchester United for the rest of his career after enjoying a superb first season at Old Trafford.

The Netherlands striker has netted 19 Premier League goals since joining from Arsenal in August, inspiring United to the brink of a 20th top-flight title.

"For the next few years I will be at Man United - maybe longer," the 29-year-old was quoted as saying by the BBC on Wednesday. "United could be my last club."

Van Persie has been enthused by the new challenge after eight years at Arsenal where he only won the 2005 FA Cup.

United manager Alex Ferguson's attitude towards older players, with 39-year-old Ryan Giggs and 38-year-old Paul Scholes still on the books, has also led the Dutchman to ponder whether he is better off staying for good.

"You have a number of clubs in Europe where older players can find it good, where they are valued. You used to have that at Juventus and AC Milan, Manchester United today is a good example.”

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