Opinion pieces from the Man United Zone editorial team
5 legendary moments when players kicked off against their former clubs

#5 Robin van Persie vs Arsenal

In 2012 the ex-Arsenal captain was transferred to their internal rival for a £24 million transfer fee. Robins van Persie has scored thrice against his previous team, after he shifted at Manchester United. Arsenal fans considered that selling the Dutchman was likely Arsene Wenger’s enormous mistake, after going to win the title in his earlier first season with Manchester United.

#4 Cristiano Ronaldo vs Manchester United

In 2003 Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Manchester United when he was only an unknown teenager. He was one of the greatest players in ne world when he was transferred to Real Madrid in 2009. Ronaldo turned back to Old Trafford to battle against Manchester United during the 2013 Champions League knock-out stages. During the game he netted the goal with his first leg and this was an important goal for his team.

#3 Emmanuel Adebayor vs Arsenal

Most of the players refuse to celebrate their goals against their former clubs as a symbol of esteem. Doubtlessly, Emmanuel Adebayor is not one of them. After chalking up in City’s 4-2 win back in 2009, he chose to jog 90 yards to go sliding on his knees in front of the travelling Arsenal fans. In his 4-year successful career at Arsenal, the Togo international had kicked off 62 goals but after that celebration he definitely broke his bridges with Arsenal.

#2 Denis Law vs Manchester United

This is the most dramatic situation. United needed to win to stay in the top flight during the last game of 1973-74 season where Denis Law faced his former club Manchester United . At Manchester United, the legend kicked off 237 goals in over 400 games. This time he comes back to Old Trafford playing in the blue of local rival Manchester City. Uncommonly he scored an outrageous back heel goal that rated his former club in the top flight after 37 years. Since that time he never played league football again.

#1 Frank Lampard vs Chelsea

The first player to have scored against 39 different Premier League teams became Frank Lampard as he chalk up against Chelsea last weekend and this was his first goals of his loan spell with Manchester City. His 13 year stay at Stamford Bridge he has scored 211 goals for Chelsea and he was considered as a cult player of Chelsea Football Club.  Lampard didn’t celebrate his goal and he looked shocked as he was closely related with his former club.