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RvP: I want to play in every game for United

The Dutch striker has no intention of seeking a rest when United host Reading in the FA Cup on Monday night.

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MANCHESTER UNITED STRIKER Robin van Persie says he has no intention of seeking a rest from manager Alex Ferguson.

The Dutch striker, signed from Arsenal last summer, has been a revelation since leaving the Emirates Stadium and leads the Premier League scoring charts with 19 goals.

With the second leg of the Champions League, first knockout round clash against Real Madrid coming up in a couple of week, as well as United’s pursuit of the title, van Persie could be rested for Monday night’s FA Cup fifth round clash against Reading at Old Trafford.

However, the 29-year-old feels every game is important and wants to be involved, no matter what the fixture is.

“I have found out that when you play for Manchester United, every game is a big game,” he said.

“There are some extra-special matches – like when you play City or Liverpool in the Premier League and Real Madrid in the Champions League – but the so-called smaller games are important also because winning those games makes you champions.

“Personally, I love to play all of the games.

“You get into a rhythm. I get used to having a game every three days and when you don’t play for a week, it can take maybe 10 or 15 minutes to get your rhythm back.

“I want to play against Reading. I want to keep going, playing all of the games.

“I love the intensity of playing for United. It is great to be involved in huge games when you don’t know what is going to happen.

“You get more out of it when there is a thin line between winning and losing.

“I love the buzz, the drama, the excitement. I live for that. I can’t imagine the day when I have to stop playing. I know I will miss the buzz so much.”

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