Manchester United striker Robin van Persie seems to be believe that his side still have a chance of winning the Premier League title this season.
The Red Devils are currently fourth in the league table with 19 points from 12 matches, 13 points behind leaders Chelsea.
"This year it’s still possible as we’ve only played [a quarter] of our games, we’re aiming for this year but it will be very hard,” The Independent quotes the Netherlands international as saying. “If not this year, then hopefully next year.”
One would hardly expect Van Persie to publicly concede defeat in the race to the Premier League title, but his remark about winning it next season is interesting.
The 31-year-old has been off-form since last season, and there have been suggestions from some fans that he should be let go next summer.
However, according to recent reports, United are open to extending the former Arsenal captain’s contract which runs out in June 2016.
It appears that Van Persie has no immediate plans to leave United and is determined to remain at Old Trafford until at least next season.
Despite struggling for form, the Dutchman remains a class finisher and is a valued member of the United team.
Perhaps manager Louis van Gaal would get the best out of Van Persie as the season progresses…