Robin Van Persie Manchester United
Manchester United forward Robin Van Persie scores from the penalty spot in their English Premier League game against Crystal Palace, September 14Reuters

Robin Van Persie sees himself possibly retiring at Manchester United, after revealing he would like to stay at Old Trafford beyond the three years remaining on his current deal.

Van Persie made a controversial move from Arsenal to Manchester United before the start of last season in search of trophies and was immediately rewarded as United romped home to the English Premier League title.

The Dutch striker was at the forefront of that title run, scoring goals for fun and immediately justifying the relatively huge amount paid to Arsenal for his services, considering his age and he only had a year left on his contract at the time.

After enjoying such a successful first season with United, Van Persie is determined to relish quite a few more.

"I have three more years to go and I would like to stay longer," the 30-year-old said.

"I know, and I see people around me, making decisions where I think these guys will look back and say 'was that a good one?'. I don't want that.

"I want to play as long as possible at the highest level."

For Van Persie winning silverware is the key component and after enduring a frustrating spell at Arsenal, where he failed to win anything of significance since 2005, Van Persie is looking forward to a more fruitful spell with his current club, with United already winning a trophy this season, albeit the Community Shield.

"That (winning trophies) is what it is all about," he added. "Last year we got one trophy in four. Now we have to look at it from the opposite side.

"We have the chance to get five this year. How many do we get out of those five? In my opinion we should be able to win two or three."

While United comfortable won the Premier League last season, they were knocked out early by Real Madrid in the Champions League, with the now infamous Nani red card tilting the game in the Spanish side's favour.

Van Persie admitted to regrets over that particular tie and wants to put things right by going as far as possible in the Champions League this season.

"It is probably my only regret about last year," Van Persie said.

"The referee played an important part but I should have scored at least one or two goals in those games. I didn't, which I don't like. I have to improve on that.

"Hopefully we can do better this year."