Home > Sport > Football
Friday March 14, 2014 MYT 7:37:46 AM
Friday March 14, 2014 MYT 7:38:57 AM
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Robin van Persie is happy at Manchester United and would like to sign a new contract with the triple European champions, the Dutch international striker said on Thursday.
Van Persie, top scorer in the Premier League last season, has struggled for goals this term while British media have reported of his discontent at Old Trafford. He also recently complained about team mates getting in his way on the pitch.
"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," Van Persie told the club website (www.manutd.com).
"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. The truth is I'm very happy here.
"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."
Ahead of sixth-placed United's home league game with arch-rivals Liverpool on Sunday, Van Persie was full of praise for manager David Moyes who replaced Alex Ferguson when his fellow Scot retired at the end of last season.
"There is no doubt I'm learning new things and progressing with David," he said. "The sessions we have on the training ground are fantastic and I'm learning a lot from them every day.
"There is mutual respect between us and the work environment is actually good. He really wants things to work and I want the same."
(Reporting by Toby Davis; editing by Tony Jimenez)
Man United can win more even without Ferguson - Van Persie
United striker Van Persie out for up to six weeks
Injured Van Persie out of Manchester derby
Van Persie returns for Man United after injury
Van Persie's United woes might help Netherlands - Van Gaal
Thailand coach wants to look beyond Asean football
FIFA chief Blatter "invigorated" after Marrakech meeting
Independent panels lack consistency, says Mourinho
Ramos caps 'best year' with Club World Cup award
Ladies, time to stand up and fight for your man
Looking out for your ears
Remembering Tsunami 2004: Phuket bounces back from disaster
In United States, drones take off as Christmas gifts
Emporio Armani hires Calvin Harris as ambassador
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)