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Feynoord youth coach Van Persie: Man Utd fans respect just enormous

Feynoord youth coach Robin van Persie says he valued his time with Manchester United.

Van Persie still has a huge amount of respect for Man United and England despite rejecting a coaching role under Erik ten Hag.

He said: "The respect of the fans is enormous. When I came back a few years later with Fenerbahce, after winning the league with United and Sir Alex, I still got a gigantic appreciation from the people.

“England is a great country to live in. The people are warm and friendly. It's a 40-minute flight from Rotterdam, but you end up in a totally different world. A very beautiful world.

“The football also suited me enormously. I continue to think it's the most beautiful league in the world. The fields are like green pool tables. All the stadiums are big and always full - and England absolutely breathes soccer."

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