Van Persie's son, Shaquille, is now in the system at Manchester City.
"Now it's up to the FA to have a proper look and see where England can go in the future.
"It's very important to invest in youth, in good coaches and facilities for youngsters to play. There are loads of companies trying to encourage people to play more sport.
"The more hours you spend playing football, combined with good coaches, that is what makes you a better player. So it is important is to invest in youth and try to develop young players."
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