Manchester United striker Robin van Persie was an instrumental part of the team as they won the title last season. He became the top scorer in the league last season, while he is already three goals after having played just four matches for United this season. Even though he is 30 years of age, it is believed that this kind of form will see him stay beyond the duration of his current contract. This is also the desire of the player himself, who has said that he wants to stay at United for more than three years.

He has only three years left on the four-year contract he signed when he moved from Arsenal in the £ 24 million deal last summer. He has been the best goal scorer in the Premier league for the last few years. Despite this, the 29-year-old has the FA cup and the Premier league title to show for in his long stay in England. This season, however, he is looking to be more successful especially in the Champions league. This is one competition were van Persie has now scored as many goals as he would have liked. United were knocked out of the competition that early stage last season by Real Madrid.

They will be starting the new campaign with a match against Bayern Leverkusen.

“I have three more years to go and I would like to stay longer. 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. That (winning trophies) is what it is all about. Last year we got one trophy in four. Now we have to look at it from the opposite side,” said van Persie.