Robin van Persie scores vs. Manchester United; Old Trafford fans, Sir Alex applaud
Robin van Persie didn't have much to celebrate in his return to Old Trafford, as his Fenerbahce was smoked by his former club, Manchester United, 4-1, in Group A play, but his consolation goal did bring about a touching moment.
Van Persie scored late to get the Turkish side on the board in the 83rd minute, and much to his delight, the Manchester United supporters gave him a standing ovation.
Former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who was attending the game while sitting next to disgraced ex-England manager Sam Allardyce, also applauded for Van Persie, who spent three productive seasons at United.
He scored 58 goals in all competitions across three seasons as a Red Devil and won a Premier League title there as well, and that was acknowledged by the grateful crowd–who surely had an easier time applauding an opposing goal with Manchester United in complete control of the result.