Van Persie promises Manchester United fans the best is yet to come

The Netherlands international is tied for the Premier League scoring lead with 10 goals, but he says he is targeting even more and also hopes to chip in with more assists.

Despite a seamless integration into the Manchester United first team after his move from Arsenal, Robin van Persie has promised fans that the best is still to come from him as he targets more goals and assists.

The Netherlands international has bagged 13 goals in his first 19 appearances for Sir Alex Ferguson's side so far this season and is the joint top-scorer in the Premier League with 10, but he admits he is not satisfied yet. The 29-year-old van Persie insists he is enjoying his time at Old Trafford, admitting that it helps to feel wanted and he plans to show the fans just what he is capable of over the coming months.

"When you are wanted by everyone it gives you wings. I am happy here and everyone looks very happy to have me here," van Persie told MUTV. "But I am not satisfied. If you look at the stats, 13 goals in 19 games, it is OK. But I want better and more. I want more goals, more assists. I want to go for everything that it is possible this year."

On the whole, United have had a good start to the campaign as the Red Devils sit at the top of the Premier League and eased through their group in the Champions League, and although Sir Alex has often highlighted defensive deficiencies, van Persie is just pleased to be winning.

"I just come back to the winning part. We have been winning. We are first in the league, first in the Champions League," van Persie said. "Everyone would have signed for that a couple of months ago. Up to now we can accept it. It is good. Now we have to improve. If you just take away a couple of the goals we gave away in away games, we would have made life easier for ourselves."

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