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Man Utd star van Persie embarrassed with accumulation of awards

Robin van Persie would be uncomfortable at adding the Premier League Golden Boot to his end-of-season trophy haul. Having already scooped Manchester United's Player of the Year award as well as the club's goal of the season, the Dutchman is beginning to feel self-conscious about the accolades coming his way.

"It doesn't really matter to me," he said after collecting his twin awards at the club's end-of-season dinner.

"To be really honest it makes me feel a bit awkward. A golden boot? They should make 25 or even 28 smaller boots for every single player. I mean that.

"It picks out one player who scores 25 goals or whatever but those goals are made by us as a team. I would like to share that trophy."

The 29 year old wants to follow in the footsteps of United veterans Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes - 39 and 38 respectively.

"I would love to (emulate them). I would love to play on as long as possible," he said.

"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."

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