PICTURE: Sickener for Arsenal fans as Van Persie hugs Sir Alex Ferguson

Robin van Persie celebrated ending his Manchester United goal drought by embracing Sir Alex Ferguson.

'He nearly killed me, he forgets I'm 71'. - Sir Alex Ferguson.

Another near death experience involving Robin van Persie? Surely not.

Having survived having a football booted at his head by Swansea's Ashley William in December, Robin van Persie's form has trailed off in 2013, failing to find the net in several key matches.

After shooting blanks in recent games against Real Madrid, Chelsea, and Manchester City, van Persie found the goal from the penalty spot against Stoke this afternoon.

He celebrated by running toward the United dugout to embrace his manager Sir Alex Ferguson, as if he was the father figure who had supported him his entire career. 

Not a nice sight for Arsenal fans who will tell you that Van Persie's mentor has been the man he walked away from last summer, Arsene Wenger.

It seems the Dutchman is re-discovering his scoring form just in time to face his former manager at the Emirates on April 28.

Let's hope he runs towards the right bench that day if he scores, and not towards Wenger by mistake out of old habit.


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