Robin van Persie explains Man United goal celebration

Robin van Persie admits that he got caught up in the moment after netting Manchester United's equaliser

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Robin van Persie has explained why he removed his shirt as he celebrated scoring Manchester United’s equaliser against Chelsea on Sunday.

The striker drilled home a leveller deep into stoppage time to earn the Red Devils a point after Didier Drogba had given the Blues a second-half lead at Old Trafford.

Van Persie was branded “stupid” by manager Louis van Gaal for picking up a needless yellow card for his celebration.

The striker defended his actions but did admit that he simply got caught up in the moment.

“I know it’s one of the rules that you have to keep your shirt on but sometimes you forget and everything comes together and the whole place explodes,” said Van Persie.

“It was one of those fantastic moments and the main thing is that we got something out of this game because we deserved it.”

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