Robin Van Persie Wins Manchester United Goal of the Month Competition August 2012


Van Persie wins goal award

Robin van Persie’s first strike for Manchester United has been declared Goal of the Month by fans on the club’s official websites.

His stunning first-time equaliser during the 3-2 win over Fulham was acclaimed not only by supporters all over the globe, but also by his team-mates. Rafael, who netted the Reds’ third goal, told MUTV after the match: “You see van Persie is just a top goalscorer. Whenever he has a chance, he can put the ball there. What a goal!”

Van Persie’s strike received an overwhelming 88.9 per cent of the votes, from a shortlist featuring goals scored by the first team, Under-21s and Under-18s in both friendly and competitive fixtures during August.

Wayne Rooney’s free-kick against Hannover 96 in the final Tour 2012 match was the runner-up, while Scott Wootton’s seventh-minute winner at Stoke City in the Under-21s’ league opener was voted into third place.

Van Persie is set to feature at least once in the September poll, having scored his first hat-trick for the club in the month’s only first-team match so far.

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