Robin van Persie vow to finish his career at Manchester United

The Dutchman moved to Old Trafford from Arsenal last summer after eight years in north London.

Van Persie, who was speaking in this week's Voetbal International, enjoyed an explosive start at United, scoring 23 goals in his first 31 appearances to help his new side into a seemingly unassailable lead in the Barclays Premier League.

The 29-year-old's form has dipped in his last seven club games, but he hit the goal trail over the recent international break, plundering three goals in two games and surpassing legend Johan Cruyff in the all-time scoring charts for Holland.

And fresh from a double against Romania, he told Voetbal of his admiration for United and how the change has reinvigorated a career which up until that point had yielded just one FA Cup.

'The coming years it's Manchester United. And maybe longer. United would be my last club,' Van Persie said.

'I have every day at United a new challenge. 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's current United contract will end when he is 33 but using 39-year-old Giggs and Scholes, 38, as inspirations, the striker may be tempted to extend his time at Old Trafford.