On Monday night, we saw a player turn one in against his former employers, and it has prompted Red Devil into taking a look at players who’ve gone back to haunt their old clubs.
Danny Welbeck Vs Manchester United
On Monday night in the FA Cup quarter-final, the English forward was played in by a horrendous Antonio Valencia backpass, and after knocking the ball around De Gea, he scored an easy finish. This broke United hearts as Welbeck’s goal knocked his former club out of the competition – and he didn’t hesitate to celebrate either! What made it worse was that it was at Old Trafford.
Robin van Persie Vs Arsenal
Well, he’s done it on more than one occasion, but it was his third goal against the Gunners that really stung. In 2013, after scoring a well-timed finish, Van Persie sprinted over to Red Devil fans and did the famous knee-slide over to his teammates. Perhaps it was because he had been taunted by his former fans throughout the whole game, but whatever it was, his new fans loved it!
Frank Lampard Vs Chelsea
You know everything there is to know about his career at Chelsea, so you can imagine how tough it must’ve have been for a fan when Lampard scored the equalising goal against the Blues for Manchester City. The retired England international appeared sorry, but the goal was crucial for his new side.
Cristiano Ronaldo Vs Manchester United
In a Champions League encounter in 2013, Cristiano Ronaldo’s header against his former employers is a goal that will stick in his memory for years to come. Why? United made him the superstar he is today, and it was while Ferguson was still in charge - the man who put him on the path to success. In a sign of respect, his celebration was almost apologetic, leaving United fans with no hard feelings.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Vs Inter Milan
In 2010, Zlatan won a penalty for AC Milan against his former club Inter, and to add insult to injury - he took the spot-kick and scored with ease. The goal proved vital it earned them valuable points in the race for the league title, which they went on to win.
Can you name any other players who’ve scored against their former clubs? Let us know in the comments section below.