Van Persie explains Chelsea celebration: “You have an uncontrollable feeling”

Van Persie explains Chelsea celebration: “You have an uncontrollable feeling”

Robin van Persie’s celebration against Chelsea in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw this season was just as dramatic as the goal itself.

The Dutchman reeled off towards the fans after pulling himself out of a bundle of United’s players and celebrated like a man possessed, having scored United’s last gasp equaliser.

Speaking to BT Sport , Van Persie explained the uncontrollable feeling he had after that goal: “It is difficult because you get so excited.

“When the whole stadium explodes, you just lose it for a couple of seconds. You’re a little bit too excited, take your shirt off and then you realise ‘oh, that’s my third yellow, I still have up until January to keep it under five.

“So then afterwards you realise the consequences but if I have to say shall I do it again? Maybe, yes. The moment you are utterly in shock and it’s worth it.”

Van Persie also went on to explain that he almost had a similar moment back when he scored a last minute winner for United away to Southampton two years ago to complete his hat-trick.

He added: “I think had one of those moments against Southampton when I scored my third goal away from home two years ago.

“Then I had a moment like ‘oh, should I take it off?’. I had my hand on my shirt and thought that was probably not a clever idea as I didn’t know if I was on a yellow as you sometimes forget.”

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