Fenerbahce striker Robin Van Persie trying Ferguson-style mind games with Turkey

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The former Manchester United man has taken a page out of Sir Alex Ferguson’s book with some fighting words for Holland’s Euro 2016 rivals.

Robin Van Persie appears to have learned a great deal from his former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, with the Holland international ramping up the pressure on Turkey.

The Scot was known for his habit of playing 'mind games' with rival teams and managers during his time at Old Trafford.

And with Holland currently two points behind Turkey in the battle to secure third place in their Euro 2016 qualification group and a play-off spot, Van Persie has decided to ramp up the pressure on their rivals.

"Do not ask me why, but they will definitely lose points," he told NUsport.

"I notice at the club that the Turks hardly doubt a happy ending. But believe me, I think they make a misstep.”

Holland must win both of their remain games and hope that Turkey slip up.

First up is a trip to Kazakhstan, while Turkey travel to the already-qualified Czech Republic.

Then Holland finish with a final game at home to the Czechs while Turkey host Iceland – another team that has already qualified – in their final fixture.

Whether Van Persie will be left eating his words, is anyone’s guess.

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