The tributes are rightly flooding in for Wayne Rooney today after he announced his retirement from playing, so it’s been interesting to see what his former teammates have to say about him.
His time at Man United with Robin van Persie was fairly brief and injuries also limited their playing time together, but there were several magical moments between the two.
It’s hard to look past the long pass that van Persie volleyed first time from distance, and it looks like that’s the main memory that the Dutchman has too:
Congrats on your amazing career my friend @WayneRooney! Thank you for the great moments both on and off the pitch. I’ll forever remember THAT assist and much more ?. Wishing you all the best with your next step and I’m sure you’ll be a fantastic manager ? pic.twitter.com/hIlfuqlz9C
— Robin van Persie (@Persie_Official) January 15, 2021
#OnThisDay in 2013…
Robin van Persie scored what Sir Alex Ferguson described as the “goal of the century”! ?
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 22, 2020