Former Manchester United Forward Robin van Persie To Retire At The End Of This Season

Former Manchester United forward Robin van Persie has hinted he may hang up his boots at the end of this season.

The Dutch maestro first caught the attention with his swift scoring skills when he joined Arsenal back in 2004 from Feyenoord. It didn’t take much time for him to establish his authority on the big stage.

He may have spent his best period at the North London club but his most glorious moment came when he lifted the Premier League title with Manchester United in 2013 which was also Sir Alex Ferguson’s last year at the club.

The Feyenoord academy product decided to join the club in January this year at which he started his career. At 35 he is still going strong but the player feels it might be the right time to announce his retirement.

“When I have to stop? That is probably at the end of this season.

“I will be 36 years old and will have been a professional for 18 years. From the age of five, I’ve only been involved in football.”

“I do not believe that my return to Feyenoord has only been successful if we win the title.

“How is it successful? This is actually it, if you look at the whole picture. I had lost the fun. That’s not how I wanted to end, without pleasure. The fun has returned at Feyenoord.

“How is it successful? This is actually it, if you look at the whole picture. I had lost the fun. That’s not how I wanted to end, without pleasure. The fun has returned at Feyenoord.

“I wanted to give something back, share my experiences. I am trying to help my fellow players.

“I see it as broader than just winning a title or not. That is the goal, that is what the club also say, but whether or not we win a title is not decisive for me on whether my return is successful or not.”

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