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Van Persie desperate to lift Premier League trophy

6 May 2013 15:23

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has revealed that he cannot wait to get his hands on the Premier League trophy on Sunday.

Alex Ferguson's side secured the 20th league success in their history with a 3-0 win over Aston Villa last month, but have been forced to wait until the upcoming meeting with Swansea for the trophy presentation.

And Van Persie is keen to make the most of the first title win of his career.

"It is the feeling you dream of," he told United Review. "Everything is about lifting the trophy.

"There were some great pictures taken after the Aston Villa game, but there was one thing missing from them all - the trophy. That's the picture that will be framed in my house - me, lifting the Premier League trophy. I can't wait for that moment."

The Dutchman went on to claim that he was never worried his big-money move from Arsenal to Old Trafford might not work out.

"I wouldn't have moved if I'd had doubts," he added. "Instead, from day one I was almost certain we would win trophies - not in a couple of years but this year.

"I saw the players in training. I saw the way they behaved, the way they lived, their mentality, the way the staff worked, the way the manager and the staff acted.

"When all those elements combine you end up with a team of champions. It also helps when you have so many players who know how to win."

Van Persie leads the Premier League scoring charts having notched 25 goals, but he insists his team-mates deserve just as much credit for his impressive haul.

"In a way, it is not an honest award," he said. "Even if you end up with the most goals in a season, those goals are the team's goals and many will have been made possible by other players. They should make a Golden Boot for the whole team.

"It would be nice (to win it), but the main thing for me was to win the league. Even if I'd scored half the number of goals and we'd won the league I would still have been happy."

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