Van Persie told Inside United that he still loves playing the beautiful game and plans to prolong his career for another 12 years.
"Ideally, I want to play until I'm 40 - maybe I can even stretch that to 42 - but that's what I want because this is what I love doing and it's what I've done my whole life," he said.
"I want to stretch out this experience as long as possible because I like it so much. My goal is to play 22 years of professional football and I want to experience as many good moments as I can."
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