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Van der Vaart denies split with Real Madrid teammate Huntelaar

Rafael van der Vaart insists there's no split between Real Madrid's Dutch players.

Klaas Jan Huntelaar's snubbing of both Van der Vaart and Arjen Robben after being substituted during Real's victory at Athletic Bilbao has sparked speculation of a growing rift between the trio.

But Van der Vaart insisted yesterday: "There's no problem.

"I was disappointed because I was not playing and neither had entered the game. He gave his hand to other players and sat down, but later we hugged in the locker room and everything is in order.

"Huntelaar is doing well and we are all very happy. He's a killer in the penalty area."

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