Last night saw a squad of Manchester City legends take on a squad containing some of the Premier League’s greatest ever players for Vincent Kompany’s testimonial match at the Etihad.
Among the players to take to the field were Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Jamie Carragher and Robin van Persie. The game ended 2-2 thanks to a last-minute equaliser from former Cityzens front man Benjani. Indeed, he even did that famous celebration afterwards, just for the fans.
50,000 people packed out City’s home ground last night and it was a great spectacle all around. The highlight of the evening, however, was certainly Robin van Persie’s goal in the second-half.
The Dutch forward, who famously turned out for Arsenal and Manchester United during his career in the Premier League, effortlessly curled the ball past Joe Hart with that trademark left foot.
The 36-year-old’s finish has expectedly been doing the rounds on social media today, with United fan page @UtdXtra posting the video to their 315,000-strong follower base last night.
Here are some of the replies from United supporters, who clearly wouldn’t mind it if the former Netherlands international returned to Old Trafford this season…
Still a better finisher than Rashford + Lingard + Pogba combined
— Beartoes (@Bertusjoshuadi) September 11, 2019
Can he still play on Saturday?😁
— Olaseni (@seni_4real) September 11, 2019
Someone bring him back😭😭
— Bissaka Fan (@anunaysinha25) September 11, 2019
Robin Van Persie @ 36yrs >>>>> Rashford. sadly
— £CEO,000,000 (@one7lens) September 11, 2019
I miss him so much man 😩
— Taha Saeed (@utdSaeed) September 11, 2019
Can we sign him again ??
— uncle uncle (@wandrawrr) September 11, 2019
Recruit RvP as a mentor for Greenwood
— Wawawww (@DadaSerigala) September 11, 2019
United fans, how much do you miss van Persie? Let us know by commenting below!
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