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’.
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…