Picture: Robin van Persie & Ruud van Nistelrooy all-smiles at Van der Vaart’s testimonial

Image Via: Flickr/Paul. Used under Creative Commons .

Down the years, the Old Trafford turf has played host to some absolutely majestic Manchester United strikers – which makes what’s happening right now all-the-more disappointing.

Two of the very best to ever lace up their boots from Holland both played in the famous Red Devils jersey over the last two decades – and it’s always nice to reminisce about such times.

Anyway today, Robin van Persie and Ruud van Nistelrooy allowed us to do exactly that, as the pair posed, all-smiles, for a photo during Rafael van der Vaart’s testimonial this afternoon. Thanks to Van Persie’s Instagram stories for the cool shot, aptly captioned ‘Van the Mans’.

Image Via: Instagram/Robin van Persie stories.

I always find it great when United greats from years gone by meet up again and probably talk about the fond memories they have when wearing our shirt’s colours – but these two in particular will always be amongst my favourites.

Growing up, Van Nistelrooy was the man who I idolised. Scoring goals for fun, helping United to major honours season-in-season-out. More recently, Van Persie has given us that stunning title #20 winning term which will forever live long in the memory.

Oh, what we’d give to have either of these in their primes back at United at this point…


About Jordan Street 12470 Articles
I'm a 25-year old aspiring writer and I created the blog as a platform to discuss all things Manchester United. Season Ticket holder block E332.