PICTURES: Zico’s grandsons meet Van Persie wearing Manchester United jerseys

Zico, the great Brazilian of the 80s came to visit the Dutch squad on Thursday. Ordered by his two grandchildren to use his connections, a meet a greet with some of Holland’s biggest stars as they posed in Manchester United shirts brought a smile to Robin van Persie’s face.

Flamengo’s greatest icon is pictured receiving a no.10 shirt alongside Robin van Persie while his grandchildren smiled with Robben. The eldest is named Felipe and the youngest Bruno. They are huge Van Persie admirers and made a request for Zico to bring them along to the Holland training camp.

Van Persie uploaded a picture to his Twitter account after meeting the Brazilian legend. Arguably rated third in Brazil’s all time greats behinds Pele and Garrincha.

A nice fact about Zico is how he lead Flamengo to a 3-0 victory over Liverpool in the 1981 Intercontinental Cup. The fixture was played in Tokyo.

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