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Robin van Persie shows he has the skills to pay the bills – even if his jaw-dropping demonstration only left teams of Under Nines and 10s chasing shadows.
Van Persie teamed up with Feyenoord midfielder Tonny Vilhena and legendary freestyler Soufiane Touzani for a game of keep-ball against the kids at summer football tournament organised by the Dutch Manchester United star in his homeland.
The prize for the youngsters from Feyenoord and Anderlecht, who came out on top in their respective age groups, was a lesson in back heels, flicks, step-overs and nutmegs from the trio of tricksters.
Scroll down to for video of Van Persie and his friends run rings round three schoolboys
Chasing shadows: Robin van Persie put on a special show for the kids at his own tournament in Rotterdam
And Van Persie and Co proved a massive hit with kids and parents alike as they wowed the crowd with a mesmerising display of close control which drew whoops of delight from those assembled.
And while United fans will doubtless be hoping Van Persie brings a few of his moves from the Rotterdam park to the Premier League next season, it is the bamboozling ball skills of Touzani that really catch the eye.
Check out the stunning steps by the star of FIFA Street computer series from 0.37 seconds in. In case David Moyes – or any other Premier League manager – was wondering, Touzani doesn’t currently have a club…
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