Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar has heaped praise on Manchester United striker Robin van Persie.

The pair are Holland teammates and also Feyenoord old boys.

"He's fantastic," Vlaar told Voetbal Primeur. "In England everyone talks and praises him, that's not for nothing.

"What he has achieved at Arsenal, he is now doing at Manchester United. If you can do that, you're a big player."