June 03, 2015 09:27:40 UK
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie insists he wants to carry on playing for several more years but is unsure whether he will be at Old Trafford next season.
The former Arsenal star has been linked with a summer transfer to Juventus, who are 13.00 to beat Barcelona 1-0 in Saturday’s Champions League final in Berlin.
The Netherlands international enjoyed a superb first season with United following his £24million transfer from the Gunners three years ago, scoring 26 goals as they won the Premier League title in 2012/13. However, he found the net only 12 times the following season and just ten times in the campaign just ended.
“It’s a strange, difficult situation,” said van Persie. “A new situation, that’s a better word. I have to think, in a realistic way. It’s my ambition to play the next years.
“I’m thinking about my family and my children with every decision I take. These are very important for me. I’m a real family guy. I think it’s fantastic to see how happy my children and wife are. That’s something I take in consideration when I’m thinking about my future.”
The 31-year-old said of his lack of goals in 2014/15: “Scoring ten times is at least seven goals short. But I think it’s a compliment that people don’t accept it.”
United are 6.00 to win the Premier League title in 2015/16 while Manchester City can be backed at 4.00 and Chelsea at 2.37.
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