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Ex-Everton midfielder ​Pienaar: Denying Man Utd title was 'best moment of my career'

Former South African midfielder Steven Pienaar believes that he had the best moment of his career when he scored the equalising goal in a 4-4 draw at Old Trafford that denied Manchester United a league title.

United finished that season level on points with City, and lost out on goal difference. The two points they lost in that 4-4 draw, where they twice led, is what probably cost them the league.

Pienaar spoke about the game recently.

"My favourite moment? Obviously, signing for Everton and scoring the equaliser against Man United to deny them the title - that was something special for me," Pienaar told Sky Sports.

"My body was just a bit tired, I couldn't get up anymore [reasons for retiring].

"My family has been supportive of the decision I've made and I just thought I have to to be honest to myself, my body and my family.

"It's a bit weird [no longer being a footballer], I'm just getting used to it. But it's been playing on my mind for a while so I'm happy I can spend time with the kids, with my mum, with my wife and the family. I'm really happy."

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