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Father of Man Utd star Van Persie holding Manchester art exhibit

The father of Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is putting on an art exhibition in Manchester.

Bob van Persie, an acclaimed artist in Holland for more than 40 years, will exhibit a series of works which have been inspired by his experiences as a football fan.

Using newspapers and magazines, the 66-year-old makes collages of paper figures to create certain scenes - such as the crowd at a football stadium.

He told the Manchester Evening News: "That one big piece with flashlights in that has very little blue - that's more one for the Manchester United people, I think.

"In a stadium, when there is a corner being taken, the people behind the corner start flashing their cameras because they know the camera is on them. That's what moment I have made in that work."

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