Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier reckons Arsenal ace Robin van Persie will emerge as the World Cup's big star.

Le Tissier is predicting the Dutchman will be the star of the show.

He told the Daily Mail: "Obviously Lionel Messi's had a fabulous season with Barcelona and he'll be one a lot of people will be looking for to be top man at the tournament.

"But I'd go for a little dark horse who didn't play much at the back end of last season but is now fit again and that's Robin van Persie. I think he's a fabulous footballer and if he fires he could be the tournament's top scorer."