Remember That Van Persie's Stunning Volley? It Has Been Voted PL's Best Goal [WATCH]
That famous Robin Van Persie’s thunderous volley that secured Sir Alex Ferguson’s last Premier League title has been named the best goal of his Premier League era.
The goal was awarded at the Legends of Football ceremony held on Wednesday, October 5, after the former Arsenal and United striker jetted into London for the event. The 2016 dinner celebrated 25 seasons of Premier League football with the room filled with legendary goalscorers like including Ryan Giggs, Michael Owen and Alan Shearer.
“All of them are amazing. In my opinion it’s very difficult to pick one. It’s a huge honour. It’s the hardest league in the world.”
The event helps raise money for charity Nordoff Robins with the Premier League kicking in £100,000 to the cause. As regards the goal, Wayne Rooney found Van Persie with a long pass which dropped over the striker’s shoulder before the Dutchman connected perfectly with a left-footed volley to beat keeper Brad Guzan.
“I chose that goal because it was the first title I won and it was a huge moment for Manchester United,” he said.
“On a goal like that you don’t really think about it. You just want to make the most of it and see what happens.
But you need a bit of luck as well. “What I like about that goal is the whole story that was behind it.”
The goal which completed a hat-trick for Van Persie on the night in a 3 – 0 win for United secured United’s 20th league title, Ferguson’s 13th and final Premier League title.
You can watch the superb volley below;