(Photo) Former Man United star Robin van Persie heaps praise on Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard

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Former Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has taken to social media to heap praise on the Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.

The experienced striker who won the Premier League with the Red Devils stated that Gerrard was an ‘incredible’ player and that he is a ‘legend’.

Van Persie shared a photo of himself against Gerrard during his United days and included the following caption, “Even though we have played for different teams, always were opponents of each other, had good & tough battles on the pitch I have to say I have big respect for Steven Gerard. What an incredible player he is and what an great carreer he has had! Its all about about the game we all love so much and this game he def made it even more beautiful! #Legend.”

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from football on Wednesday.

Gerrard’s retirement resulted in several former players coming out and wishing the former England international all the best in the future and messages of good will.

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