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Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has been honoured at a Legends of Football event in London for having scoring the best ever goal of the Premier League era.

His first time volley against Aston Villa was voted by players who had scored more than 100 goals in the top flight division.

The event was attended by Red Devils legend Ryan Giggs, Newcastle legend Alan Shearer, Reds former star Michael Owen and others. The event raised funds for charity Nordoff Robins, with the Premier League donating £100,000. The ‘flying’ Dutchman then gifted the cause with a £20,000 donation at this year’s dinner that celebrated 25 years of the Premier League.

Dion Dublin, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Matt Le Tissier, Les Ferdinand and Emile Heskey were also pictured at the event.

“It’s almost impossible to pick a winner. All of them are amazing. In my opinion, it’s very difficult to pick one,” RVP said.

“It’s a huge honour. It’s the hardest league in the world,” the current Fenerbahce star added.

The goal that won the award was the one RVP scored that wrapped Manchester United 20th Premier League win at Old Trafford. Red Devils skipper, Wayne Rooney sent an accurate long pass to Van Persie who connected with a perfectly executed left-footed volley to beat the Aston Villa shot stopper, Brad Guzan.

“I chose that goal because it was the first title I won and it was a huge moment for Manchester United. On a goal like that you don’t really think about it. You just want to make the most of it and see what happens. But you need a bit of luck as well.
“What I like about the goal is the whole story behind it,” the happy Dutchman added.