Man Utd midfielder Carrick: Van Persie volley one for the ages

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick hailed Robin van Persie's wonder goal against Aston Villa last night.

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick hailed Robin van Persie's wonder goal against Aston Villa last night.

Van Persie followed Wayne Rooney's 40-yard pass, watching it drop 20 yards from goal before drilling a magnificent volley straight past Brad Guzan.

"It has to be right up there," said Carrick. "The movement for starters, then Wayne to pick him out with a great pass. The finish was textbook.

"There are not many people who can do that. Robin has had a terrific season. It is his first one here and if he carries on like this he will have a good career, that's for certain."

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