'Seeing you in United colours makes our baby sick!' Van Persie's wife reveals family rift in spoof video
11:41 GMT, 2 January 2013
11:41 GMT, 2 January 2013
The sight of Robin Van Persie moving to Manchester United in the summer made many an Arsenal fan feel a bit sick.
But it appears the Dutch star's 24m move north has had an nauseating effect on his life at home too.
A tongue-in-cheek programme by a Dutch television channel filmed inside the Van Persie family home, and translated by talkSPORT, has revealed that his young daughter and 'lifelong Gooner' Dina regularly spews up at the sight of her daddy playing in a United shirt.
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Goal machine: Robin van Persie has already scored 19 goals across all competitions for Manchester United since his 24m move from Arsenal in the summer
Not impressed: In the tongue-in-cheek Dutch TV programme, Van Persie's wife Bouchra jokes how young daughter Dina didn't like his move to Manchester
And the prolific striker, who has scored 19 goals in all competitions so far this season, said that he laughed at Arsenal's offer of a new contract in the summer and threw it in the bin.
The clip starts with Van Persie talking about how difficult it was to leave Arsenal and shows pictures in his living room wearing an Arsenal tracksuit while cradling baby Dina.
He says: It wasn't easy to leave the Gunners, I didn't want to, but this was a once in a lifetime opportunity. My kids are both Gooners, so it was tough.
'But I've more than doubled my wages, which is ace. That gives my two little ones a better chance in life.'
Nauseating: Bouchra tells the presenter that Dina feels sick thinking about her daddy playing in United colours
Traitor! Right on cue, Dina spews up on the kitchen floor and Van Persie has to clean up the mess
His wife Bouchra and baby daughter then take centre stage.
Speaking in the kitchen, Bouchra says: 'I must admit the move was very stressful for the baby. As a lifelong Gooner, she was disgusted by her old man.
'It still makes her feel sick just talking about it. She saw a photo of daddy with Fergie…'
Right on cue, Dina throws up on the kitchen floor and Robin has to mop it up as his wife jokingly calls him a 'traitor.'
Time to go: Van Persie talks in the clip about how the move was right for him
Not good enough: Van Persie then says he dropped Arsenal's contract offer in the bin and walked out
Later, she says: 'The baby told me she has lost all respect for her old man.'
The programme may be intended to be light-hearted, but Gunners fans might take offence at these comments at the end: 'I know the baby is upset, but I had to leave.
'It still makes me laugh to think about the new contract I was offered by them. I said 'Oh really' Then I dropped it in the bin and packed my bags.'
VIDEO: Van Persie explains family rift after his move to Man United