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Manchester United duo featured in crazy World Cup fan tattoos

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When Robin van Persie opened his World Cup account in the Netherlands' 5-1 victory over Spain, football fans across the world could scarcely believe what they had seen.

The Manchester United striker latched onto a beautifully lofted through-ball from Daley Blind, arched his back and timed his leap to send an extraordinary header past Iker Casillas and into the net. It was truly one of the great World Cup goals.

Whereas most were happy to stand and applaud, one fan evidently thought that didn't do the goal justice. Instead the man, who goes by the name of Andre Pronk, got a tattoo.

Manchester United fan?

Not just the one however - having got a freeze frame of Van Persie's header etched onto his lower back, he also had new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal's beaming face permanently inked just above the striker.

Having posted the images of him being tattooed online, they were bought to the attention of Van Persie, and now the Manchester United man has put them on his own Twitter feed for all of his 5.45 million fans to see.

With Van Gaal on his way to Manchester United it may be tempting to presume he is in fact a fan of the Red Devils - however judging by the video, which you can check out below, he seems to be more concerned with the fortunes of his country at the World Cup above any club affiliation.

The Dutch have looked strong so far and have already booked their place in the knockout round of the tournament. Manchester United fans will just be happy that the two key influences behind their success so far - Van Persie and Van Gaal - will both be at Old Trafford next season.

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