'Legend of the game' - United striker's message to Liverpool cult hero on Facebook

Robin van Persie has paid homage to Dirk Kuyt after the former Liverpool man announced his retirement from international football.

Fenerbache winger Dirk Kuyt spent six very successful years in the Premier League at Liverpool - where he became a cult hero for his tireless work ethic and ability to score crucial goals. He gained a particular penchant for putting in top performances against bitter rivals Manchester United during his time in the Premier League.

But that has not stopped a current Manchester United player paying homage to the 34-year-old this morning - after Kuyt announced his retirement from international duty.

Just like in Liverpool Kuyt's personality and tireless performances have always endeared him to the Dutch fans and players.

One player who has been with him most of the way has been Robin van Persie. RvP made his debut for Holland just one year after Kuyt and has played many times for his country alongside the ex-Liverpool hero.

So RvP was more than happy to pay homage to him, despite his Manchester United loyalties, on Facebook with this post...


Kuyt earned 104 caps and 24 goals for his country. He played at three World Cups for Oranje - including the most recent one in Brazil, where he found himself playing at wing-back under new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.

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