VIDEO: Van Persie seals hat-trick with impressive free-kick

Manchester United star put the club three goals ahead against Olympiakos.

Dutch international Robin van Persie showed his class, scoring a superb free-kick early in Manchester United's second half against Olympiakos.

The goal put United three goals to the good, placing them ahead in the tie after a nightmare in Greece.

Van Persie scored his first from the penalty spot, and second by prodding home from a Wayne Rooney assist before netting his third.

The striker last week confirmed his desire to remain at Old Trafford, scotching rumours of a summer exit, and the goals illustrate his re-inforced importance to the side.

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