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Man Utd's van Persie honoured to have played under Wenger and Ferguson

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie says it is unique being one of the few players to have worked under both Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger. Just a handful of players have featured for both Manchester United and rivals Arsenal over the course of their careers, while Holland international Van Persie and former France defender Mikael Silvestre are the only two to play under both managers.

"I have had special coaches all in their own way," he told OnsOranje, the official fan club of the Dutch FA.

"(Bert) van Marwijk, Wenger, (Marco) van Basten, Ferguson. Piece by piece they are special.

"I think I have been (one of) the only players ever who has worked under Wenger and Ferguson. That's special."

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