Van Persie hungry for trophies

Robin van Persie hopes the Premier League title is just the first of many trophies at Manchester United after developing a taste for silverware.

Last Updated: 24/04/13 at 11:43 Post Comment

Robin van Persie: Scored a stunning hat-trick against Aston Villa to win the tit

Robin van Persie: Scored a stunning hat-trick against Aston Villa to win the tit

The Dutchman's brilliant hat-trick in Monday's 3-0 victory over Aston Villa saw Sir Alex Ferguson's team regain the domestic crown from Manchester City.

And 29-year-old Van Persie, a £24million signing from Arsenal last summer, is keen for the success to be the start of trophy-laden era after a long wait for his first league title.

The striker said: "From now on this is our new standard and we want to be champions every year.

"We want to win more. You could tell from day one that everyone wanted this and we did well."

He added: "It makes me even more hungry. I want to win it again and win more stuff - the FA Cup, Champions League, League Cup - I want to win it all. It is a great first step but I want more. It tastes lovely."

In contrast to Van Persie, Ryan Giggs is celebrating his 13th league title and the 39-year-old Welshman's team-mate has paid a glowing tribute.

Van Persie said: "It's an honour for me to play with Ryan Giggs. I told him that.

"Every training session, the way he loves the game, he sets an example for every one of us, young and old. Every day he is unbelievable. He is 39 now but you cannot tell.

"He is fit, works his socks off and is a true example for young and old."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Premier League: Cardiff captain Steven Caulker to have QPR medical

Cardiff defender Steven Caulker is having a medical with QPR, Sky sources understand.

World Cup: FIFA corruption findings delayed until September

The report into alleged corruption of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids has been delayed for several weeks.

Transfer news: Hearts sign striker Osman Sow on two-year contract

Hearts' eighth summer signing Osman Sow is looking forward to getting them back into the Scottish Premier League.

Mail Box

Defending Spurs' Transfer Spending...

Liverpool have been accused of 'doing a Spurs' this summer, but one Spurs fan argues that the club's business last year shouldn't be viewed in a negative light...

Setting United Up Like The Netherlands

One Mailboxer is getting excited about how Louis van Gaal may set up United, whilst we have thoughts on Lahm, Zaha, Chelsea, the new season and 'winning the window'...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property