Robin Van Persie Is Manchester United's Lionel Messi Says O'Neill

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Robin Van Persie Is Manchester United's Lionel Messi Says O'Neill
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As the manager who harnessed Henrik Larsson in his pomp when in charge of Celtic, Martin O'Neill knows the potency of a talisman. Sunderland's manager looks at Manchester United's Robin van Persie and sees a force with an impact similar to that of Lionel Messi for Barcelona.

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