WATCH: Van Persie’s son shows how it’s done with ‘scorpion kick’ net-buster

Shaqueel van Persie does his thing
Shaqueel van Persie does his thing

It hasn’t exactly been a vintage season for Manchester United striker Robin van Persie – but his son Shaqueel certainly knows where the goal is.

While the Dutch international has struggled against injury and has yet to get back his regular first-team starting spot with The Red Devils, his son has obviously been picking his football brain while dad dabbles with a bit of DIY in the garden shed.

Van Persie recorded this sublime bit of skill from his son in their back garden and, while the plaudits rightly go to Van Persie junior, it seems Robin seems more than a little chuffed with his assist.

Sure it’ll do his confidence no end of good.