Robin van Persie filmed playing street football in Manchester

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Robin van Persie was filmed showing off some of his skills in the streets of Manchester and appeared to be getting filmed by a drone while he was bamboozling someone with his quick feet.

Manchester United's £200,000-a-week striker is famous for developing his dribbling skills playing street football as a child in Rotterdam and it was plain to see here. While the two opponents apparently trying to tackle him don't look like children, a young boy is seen trying to emulate the Netherlands international and this could be his son Shaqueel.

The drone hovers over near the beginning of the film, which appears to have been taken by a passer-by. It was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday and quickly went viral through social media.

Van Persie appears to be enjoying himself a fair bit, which is in contract to what he is going through on the pitch for Manchester United and Holland at the moment. The 31-year-old looks to be experiencing a post-World Cup hangover and has struggled to find any consistency so far this season.

Van Persie appears to not have a care in the world in the video

The former Arsenal captain looks a shadow of the player that won the Premier League Golden Boot two seasons in a row and fired Sir Alex Ferguson's team to the title in what was the great manager's last season in charge at Old Trafford.

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However, he appears to not have a care in the world in the video, which is nice. Watch the video here...


Three goals in nine matches is all Van Persie has been able to muster so far, which isn't helping compatriot Louis van Gaal, who has struggled to get his team playing with any consistency so far this season.

He scored the last-minute equaliser against Chelsea at Old Trafford a couple of weeks ago, but was a virtual passenger in the derby defeat to Manchester City last weekend, where his opposite number, Sergio Aguero, scored the winner to continue a starkly contrasted hot streak.

The arrival of Radamel Falcao was expected to put greater pressure on the Dutchman in the centre-forward role, but he has been given a chance recently to try and find some goalscoring form when the Colombian international picked up an injury.

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