Dubbed the flying dutchman by previous club Arsenal, van Persie moved to Manchester United in the summer for just £24 million on a four year deal. Easily one of the best strikers in the premier league (just two goals behind Luis Suarez) his 19 goals have helped push United to the strong league position they sit in now. 

"For the next few years I will be with United - maybe longer" 

"United could be my last club"

Enjoying a much more succesful season last year at Arsenal, van Persie has received no-where near as much game time as with the former London club, largely due to the Red Devil's not relying upon him. With Rooney and Hernandez just to name a few, van Persie's addition to the front line is widely recognised as a major factor to United's success this season. 


"You have a number of clubs in Europe where older players can find it good, where they are valued," Van Persie said.

"You used to have that at Juventus and AC Milan, Manchester United today is a good example. So who knows how long I will stay at the club.

"There is a new challenge for me every day at United. My development is an ongoing process.

"That gets an extra boost when you are surrounded by new coaches and team-mates, all with their own ideas, in a totally new environment."

Van Persie seems to be hitting a dry-spell in his United career, scoring just one goal in the last 10 games, although he did prove the talent was not lost by firing home 2 goals in the international match against Romania on Tuesday.

It took his international appearances to 74, surpassing John Cruyff to become the Netherland's fifth highest ever goal scorer.