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Van Persie: Kompany wanted to sign me for Anderlecht

Former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Robin van Persie admits Vincent Kompany wanted to sign him for Anderlecht this season.

In September he scored for a team of Premier League legends in Kompany's testimonial.

The ex-Manchester City centre-back, who is currently the player-manager of Anderlecht, tried to encourage van Persie to join him in Belgium.

Van Persie told HLN: "That was a wonderful evening. Old-fashioned enjoyment with only top players on the field.

"After 70 minutes I started getting pain everywhere, but I didn't want to leave that field. The next day Kompany called me. He was convinced that I could help him with Anderlecht.

"I saw it as a nice compliment that he approached me, but I woke up that morning with pain in my calves and knew that I should not start it (playing) anymore."

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