Robin van Persie wants to play for as long at Manchester United as Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.

Scholes retired on Sunday at West Brom aged 38, while Giggs is carrying on next season - which will take him past 40.

"I would love to emulate them," Van Persie said. "I would love to play on as long as possible.

"Watching Scholesy and Giggsy and the way they look after their bodies - they are true examples for young and old, and that's what I want as well."