Was Van Persie's volley against Aston Villa his best ever goal?

A cracking pass by Wayne Rooney was followed by an amazing left-footed over-the-shoulder effort from the Dutchman, but was that sumptuous strike his greatest ever?
Robin van Persie's stunning volley has edged Manchester United closer to the Premier League title - but was the Dutchman's strike against Aston Villa the best of his entire career?

GOAL!! Manchester United are 2-0 up, and that is a quite magnificent goal from Robin van Persie. From the goal-kick that resulted from Benteke's miss, Rooney receives the ball in central-midfield. The England international picks out another raking long-range pass over the top of the Villa defence in search of Van Persie. Will the Dutchman try and bring down a difficult looping ball? Absolutely not. He unleashes a sledge-hammer of a first-time volley that has flashed past Guzan in an instant. United are cruising to the Premier League title now.
The 29-year-old latched on to Wayne Rooney's long ball to rocket the Red Devils towards an inevitable 20th league triumph.

The first-time left-footed over-the-shoulder volley, which left Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan helpless, has become a trademark of the Manchester United striker.

Do you prefer his similar efforts for Arsenal? Last season alone he scored two magnificent goals with the same technique. He had Thierry Henry applauding from the stands with a wonderful strike against Everton at the Emirates in 2011.

Later that season he did it once more, again from an Alex Song pass, this time to steal the points against Liverpool late on at Anfield.

Who could forget his performance at Stamford Bridge that term where he completed a hat-trick with a rasping shot past Petr Cech from the outside of his boot?

He burst onto the Premier League scene with a memorable goal against Blackburn where he beat his man before firing past the goalkeeper from an improbable angle.

And how about that freakish volley at The Valley in 2006? The Dutchman managed to pick Emmanuel Eboue's whipped cross out of the sky with an acrobatic shot into the top corner.


Do you believe Van Persie's volley against Aston Villa was the best goal of his career? Let us know your pick in our poll and tell us if you can think of a better strike from the forward in our comment section below.