Robin van Persie was the toast of Manchester after his hat-trick against Southampton, taking his tally to four in two starts for the club.
He may have embarrassingly fluffed his penalty, but he made up for it with two late goals in the club's 3-2 win at St Mary's.
Rio Ferdinand assisted his equaliser by crashing a header against the post, and he was made up for the club's new striker.
The hat trick from Van Pizzle aka— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) September 2, 2012
@persie_official was sublime!
Hmmm.. Van Pizzle? We are not so sure that one will catch on among the footballing public, but we could be wrong.
Meanwhile not everybody took news of the Dutchman's hat-trick well....
I want to die.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 2, 2012
What would your nickname for Robin van Persie be?
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