Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has been described as a "genius" by his former Feyenoord youth coach. Ricardo Moniz is amazed by Van Persie's transformation during his career.

"Robin is a genius," he told NUSport.

"He thinks faster than others and has the technique and understanding to take advantage of all situations.

"He was with us at Feyenoord as the master of the through ball, now he is the master in scoring. How many players make this transition?"