Thursday 17 August 2017

Bet you should have done

Robin van Persie to be first goalscorer, 4/1

The odds might not have been exceptional but, with a chance to quintuple any stake on the Premier League's top goalscorer scoring first in a match, it was certainly worth taking a chance.

Without Wayne Rooney because of injury and with Danny Welbeck chosen ahead of Javier Hernandez, everything was always likely to go through United's new talisman.

It would only have taken 19 minutes to collect as Van Persie turned in a low cross from Patrice Evra.

Irish Independent

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