Villa skipper Vlaar: Man Utd's RvP my friend - but I won't ask for shirt at halftime!

Aston Villa skipper Ron Vlaar is up for his clash with fellow Dutchman and Manchester United star Robin van Persie.

Aston Villa skipper Ron Vlaar is up for his clash with fellow Dutchman and Manchester United star Robin van Persie.

Vlaar, like Arsenal fall-guy Andre Santos, is a good friend of the red-hot striker.

But he said: “I don’t want Robin’s shirt, I want three points. That’s the most important prize. Ask me about matches I’ve won and I’ll remember.

“Ask me whose shirt I got afterwards and I couldn’t tell you.”

Vlaar was persuaded to come to England by fellow Dutchman Van Persie.

He added: “Maybe if I see Robin after the game and we’re having a chat we might exchange shirts. If it happens, it happens. But at half-time... NEVER!”

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