Sir Alex Ferguson: Robin van Persie strike was goal of the century!

Sir Alex Ferguson praises Robin van Persie after the striker's sublime second goal against Aston Villa helps Man United to the title

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Sir Alex Ferguson was gushing with praise for Robin van Persie after the striker’s sublime second goal against Aston Villa helped secure Manchester United the Premier League title.

After having finished from close range to put United ahead in the second minute at Old Trafford, the Dutch forward thundered home a stunning volley from Wayne Rooney’s lofted pass to put the hosts 2-0 up.

The 29-year-old striker then capped a brilliant display by wrapping up his hat-trick in the 33rd minute, to secure a 3-0 win and hand Manchester United the title with four games to spare.

“It was goal of the century for me from Robin van Persie,” said Ferguson.

“It was marvellous – the technique with his head down, over the ball and just perfect timing. It was a magnificent strike.

“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.”

Van Persie is now the Premier League top scorer with 24 goals to his name from his first season at Manchester United.

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