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!”