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Robin van Persie reveals why he was at Previous Trafford for Man United’s comeback victory over Aston Villa… after followers speculated concerning the cause behind the Dutchman’s return to his former membership

Robin van Persie reveals why he was at Previous Trafford for Man United’s comeback victory over Aston Villa… after followers speculated concerning the cause behind the Dutchman’s return to his former membership
Robin van Persie reveals why he was at Previous Trafford for Man United’s comeback victory over Aston Villa… after followers speculated concerning the cause behind the Dutchman’s return to his former membership


  • Robin van Persie and Edwin van der Sar have been noticed at Previous Trafford on Tuesday 
  • The pair watched their former membership come again to beat Aston Villa 3-2 
  • ‘He is a lifeless man strolling’: How can Erik ten Hag re-establish management at Man United earlier than Sir Jim Ratcliffe stamps his mark on the membership? It is All Kicking Off

Robin van Persie and Edwin van der Sar have been each in attendance at Previous Trafford on Tuesday evening as Man United got here again to seal an exhilarating 3-2 victory in opposition to Aston Villa. 

After Man United went 2-0 down within the first half due to objectives from John McGinn and Leander Dendoncker, Erik ten Hag’s aspect rallied, with Alejandro Garnacho scoring twice earlier than Rasmus Hojlund netted the winner and his first Premier League purpose for the membership. 

There have been scenes of elation across the historic stadium, with former gamers Van Persie and Van der Sar in attendance to have fun the win, which was United’s first victory in 4 matches. 

After the sport, the previous Holland striker wrote on X (previously Twitter): ‘Thanks for the nice and cozy welcome as at all times @ManUtd and nice to see you once more @vdsar1970 [Van der Sar].’

‘What a comeback btw.’ he added with a shocked face emoji.  

Robin van Persie and Edwin van der Sar have been each noticed at Previous Trafford throughout Man United’s comeback win in opposition to Aston Villa

Van Persie scored 58 goals during 105 appearances for Man United across all competitions

Van Persie scored 58 objectives throughout 105 appearances for Man United throughout all competitions

He took to X (formerly Twitter) to thank the club for welcoming him after the match

He took to X (previously Twitter) to thank the membership for welcoming him after the match 

However their presence was famous by some soccer followers, with many questioning the timing of Dutch duo’s go to, after Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s £1.3bn deal to buy a 25 per cent stake within the Crimson Devils was confirmed on Christmas Eve. 

Some followers had speculated on-line that the pair might be set to play a task in soccer operations, with Ratcliffe’s firm, INEOS, set to take over the soccer aspect of the enterprise. 

One wrote: ‘Edwin and RVP attending the sport, following the subsequent of Sir Jim is an attention-grabbing flip of occasions. I doubt it is by sheer coincidence.’ One other wrote: ‘Van der Sar and Van Persie within the stands, what might this imply?’

Whereas one X consumer added: ‘INEOS giving Van Der Sar a task? This appears very coincidental?’ 

Regardless of that, Van Persie, who presently works as a coach for the Feyernoord Beneath 18 aspect, shut down these rumours earlier than the sport, admitting that his return to Previous Trafford had been pre-planned. 

The ahead, who joined Man United from Arsenal in 2012 earlier than leaving in 2015, informed MUTV forward of the match: ‘Clearly, it was a little bit of a coincidence that I am right here now with my spouse and associates.

‘Once I regarded on the schedule I used to be like if I can choose that sport, I’ll choose that sport due to course our form of shared reminiscences now we have in opposition to Villa,’ the 40-year-old added in reference to the hat-trick he scored in opposition to Aston Villa throughout the 2012-13 season that helped United clinch their final Premier League title. 

But many fans online speculated at why the pair of former players were in attendance

However many followers on-line speculated at why the pair of former gamers have been in attendance

Some noted the timing of their visit which coincidentally came after Sir Jim Ratcliffe's £1.3bn investment in the club had been confirmed

Some famous the timing of their go to which coincidentally got here after Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s £1.3bn funding within the membership had been confirmed 

But Van Persie admitted that his visit was pre-planned and he had wanted to see Man United play Aston Villa after scoring a hat-trick against the Midlands outfit to win the title in 2013

However Van Persie admitted that his go to was pre-planned and he had wished to see Man United play Aston Villa after scoring a hat-trick in opposition to the Midlands outfit to win the title in 2013

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‘It was one of the crucial particular nights personally as a Manchester United participant. Villa are doing nicely this yr so it is a good sport to look at.

‘It is at all times good to be again,’ he added. ‘I really feel that [being part of Manchester United].

‘Not solely within the stadium however I really feel it within the streets. This afternoon I used to be strolling in Deansgate and the love the Manchester followers nonetheless give me is unimaginable.’

Van Persie returned 58 objectives throughout 105 appearances for Man United throughout all competitions, happening to to get pleasure from spells at Fenerbache and Feyernoord.  

However after hanging up his boots in 2019, the Dutchman had, rejected a suggestion from Erik ten Hag to return to the soccer membership in 2022 as part of the supervisor’s backroom workers, stating that he wished to remain within the Netherlands together with his household. 

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