Van Persie: I want to stay at United, not go to Arsenal

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Manchester United striker says he wants to commit his future to the club.

Robin van Persie has moved to dismiss speculation of a return to his former club, stating he wants to remain at Old Trafford and even extend his contract.

Reports from Italy last month claimed the Dutchman had held secret talks with the Gunners over a summer return, unhappy at United.

Former Wales fitness coach Raymond Verheijen even claimed days ago that Van Persie would not have moved to United had he known Sir Alex Ferguson would retire last summer.

Now Van Persie has moved to dismiss rumours, telling Manchester United's matchday programme United Review, published on

"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.

“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.

"I can tell you that Moyes’ sessions and the things he says in his team meetings are spot-on. I really enjoy working under him and I’m absolutely convinced things will pick up and we’ll turn it around.

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