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Man Utd ace Van Persie charms the locals: Garrincha my hero

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has charmed local Brazilians by admitting his admiration for Garrincha. For many in Brazil, the troubled Garrincha was a greater talent than Pepe.

"When I was a child I witnessed a film about Mane Garrincha and he impressed me both as a player and a person," recalled the Holland captain.

"In some ways I see myself in his career because I love to be happy in my life and enjoy all things I do."

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