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Sir Alex Ferguson Hails Robin van Persie’s ‘Goal of the Century’: The Nightly EPL

robin van persie1 Sir Alex Ferguson Hails Robin van Persies Goal of the Century: The Nightly EPL

Sir Alex Ferguson considers Robin van Persie’s second goal for Manchester United tonight as a “goal of the Century.”

Here’s what Ferguson said about van Persie and the goal:

“It was goal of the century for me. It was marvellous – the technique with his head down, over the ball and just perfect timing. It was a magnificent strike. He scored exactly the same goal against Arsenal. He is in his mature years and winning the league tonight meant a lot to him.

“When you identify a great player coming to the end of his contract, you go for him no matter who. In terms of impact he has made as big an impact as any player I can imagine. [Eric] Cantona was an incredible impact player, I’ve had some great strikers, maybe 10 great strikers. We had an expectation of him. He was sensational last year, but Arsène [Wenger] said he was better than I’d think after I’d done the deal and he was right. He has never disappointed us. He has been unbelievable, his early form was fantastic. He had a dry spell, as most strikers do, but he has come back from that and he was unbelievable tonight.”

Here’s a video clip of van Persie’s second goal:


While there’s no doubt it was spectacular, do you consider it as good as Ferguson says it was? Or have you seen better? Let us know in the comments section below.

Here are tonight’s Premier League news headlines:

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