Robin van Persie: 'I want to play football until I'm 40'

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Manchester United and Netherlands striker Robin van Persie highlights his ambitions to go to the World Cup at the age of 35 and to play professionally until he's 40.

Manchester United and Netherlands striker Robin van Persie has revealed his ambitions to keep on playing football until he is 40.

The 31-year-old striker, who began his professional career at Feyenoord, made his debut at the age of 17 for the Rotterdam club during the 2001-02 season.

Van Persie told the Manchester Evening News: "I want to go on as long as possible.

"I want to go to the World Cup when I am 35, and I want to play professional football until I am 40. Most probably, it will be for a less famous club by then, but I do want to play as long as I can.

"Every target I have set myself up until today in my career I have reached. So I am going to get the other targets, too."

Van Persie has won an array of trophies and accolades during his career, including the FA Cup with Arsenal and the Premier League with his current club.

Robin van Persie of the Netherlands scores the teams first goal with a diving header in the first half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014
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