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Van Persie: I want to play every game

17 February 2013 10:55

Robin van Persie says he is addicted to playing for Manchester United and never wants to be rested by Sir Alex Ferguson.

The 29-year-old Netherlands striker has been in superb form since his 24 million-pound move from Arsenal, netting 19 times to lead the league goalscoring charts and put the Red Devils on course for a treble-winning season.

And while Van Persie says some games - such as against Real Madrid in the Champions League - are more special than others, he wants to play in every match to keep his rhythm flowing and keep his side in line for the title.

"I have found out that when you play for Manchester United, every game is a big game," he told reporters.

"There are some extra-special matches - like when you play (Manchester) City or Liverpool in the Premier League and Real Madrid in the Champions League - but the so-called smaller games are important also because winning those games makes you champions.

"Personally, I love to play all of the games. You get into a rhythm. I get used to having a game every three days and when you don't play for a week, it can take maybe 10 or 15 minutes to get your rhythm back.

"I want to play against Reading (in the FA Cup) - I want to keep going, playing all of the games.

"I love the intensity of playing for United. It is great to be involved in huge games when you don't know what is going to happen. You get more out of it when there is a thin line between winning and losing.

"I love the buzz, the drama, the excitement. I live for that. I can't imagine the day when I have to stop playing. I know I will miss the buzz so much."

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