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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.

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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