EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS

16/03/2014 12:50, Report by Nick Coppack
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Van Persie: The interview

If you didn't get to Sunday's game against Liverpool, here's a chance to read the key parts of our exclusive Q&A with

Robin van Persie

, as it appeared in the official match programme, United Review...

Firstly, you set the record straight on a few things this week…
That’s right. I don’t mind if my performances get dissected and people criticise what I’ve done on the pitch. What I do mind is when people are taking it upon themselves to think for me, make assumptions or interpret things as if they are me. It’s not fair for the fans to read unnecessary and worrying stories that are untrue. The truth is I’m very happy here at Manchester United. I signed for four years and I’d be delighted to stay even longer. I’m happy with my team-mates and I’m happy with my manager.

How, then, do you assess United’s season so far?
It’s been up and down. Last week’s win at West Brom was quite comfortable and that’s only happened a few times this season. Ideally, you want more of those matches. But any win will do, especially in the coming weeks. We have to try to end the season on a high. We owe that to the fans.

Luck hasn’t always been kind to United this season…
I think it’s easy to call it luck or bad luck. Of course, in some games the luck is on your side and in other games it’s the other way around. It’s important to remember we’ve had some luck as well. But in my opinion, when you encounter back luck, you have to be able to turn that around. It’s up to us to find a way to do

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