Robin van Persie
RVP eager for a new contract at Old Trafford GettyImages

Robin van Persie wants to finish his career at Manchester United before embarking on a career in coaching, according to the striker's father.

The Dutchman arrived from Arsenal in 2012 in emphatic fashion, netting 30 goals in his first season after signing a four-year contract at Old Trafford.

Last season the striker dispelled suggestions he was looking for a way out of the club during their disastrous campaign and his father Bob van Persie has explained his son actually wants to extend his stay at the club before returning for a career swansong with his first club Excelsior in Holland.

"When his contract ends in Manchester, he'll be 33. As long as he is fit enough – and I am sure he will be – he'll stay in Manchester," Van Persie Snr told The Blizzard, ESPN report.

"Then, he will go back to Excelsior. Money will never be an issue.

"Robin is hyperactive. He was like that as a kid and will always be like that. He needs football to burn his energy and he will be like that for the rest of his life. So he's got to look forwards.

"He'll probably always be loyal to Excelsior, Arsenal and Manchester United. Those clubs are like home."

Van Persie's future at the club fell in doubt earlier in the season when he appeared to criticise some of his teammates and question David Moyes' tactics. Having dispelled such suggestions in March, the Dutchman's future looks even brighter with Louis van Gaal taking over following the Netherlands' World Cup campaign.

Following Nemanja Vidic's departure from Old Trafford van Persie is considered favourite to be awarded the captain's armband at Old Trafford by Van Gaal, whom the striker plans to follow into coaching when his playing days are over.

"I think Robin will finish his career in Excelsior and then go back to London or Manchester as a coach," the United striker's father added.

"That will be the next goal in life: to be the best coach in the world. I hope we have to wait years for that moment. Let's enjoy watching him play a little more."