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The Only Dutch Player That Was Given A Guard Of Honor In The Premier League

The newly crowned Premier League champions are always given a guard of honor. Players from the opposite team line up near the tunnel and applaud the new champions. In this piece am going to share with you a former Dutch striker who received a guard of honor in the English Premier League from his former teammates.

Sir Alex Ferguson signed Robin Van Persie from Arsenal in 2012. The Scottish manager signed the Dutch striker after losing the Premier League title to Manchester City on goal difference and he needed to sharpen his attacking force. The former Arsenal star did not disappoint because he scored 30 goals in just 48 appearances for The Red Devils. He helped Manchester United claim back the English Premier League title from Manchester City.

8 months after watching sides Ron Van Persie returned to Emirates Stadium on 28 April 2013 in a Premier League fixture to face Arsenal. However, this was not the same player who had played for The Gunners for several years without winning the Premier League title. He was given a guard of honor by his former teammates. This happened because Manchester United had just been crowned the new English Premier League champions. Check out photos of Arsenal players showing respect to Manchester United players for winning the Premier League title below.

Robin Van Persie was instrumental for Manchester United in his first season at Old Trafford. He raised the standards of Manchester United before the Legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 after winning the 20th Premier League title for the club. The Dutch striker later signed for Fernabahce as a free agent in 2013. Van Persie later joined his boyhood club Feyenoord where he retired from Professional football after scoring 21 goals in just 37 appearances.

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