2013-On this day in history Robin van Persie scored a hat trick for Manchester United
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Robin van Persie scored a hat-trick in just 31 minutes against relegation-threatened Aston Villa. It’s his second goal you’ll remember best. The former Feyenoord striker showing lethal proficiency to crash in a fantastic left-foot volley from the edge of the box past Brad Guzan.
The 3-0 win sealed the Red Devils’ league title with four games still to go – and was the last time they have finished on top of the table since.
2014-Manchester United sacks David Moyes
Sir Alex Ferguson successor David Moyes was sacked by Manchester United after just ten months in charge.
Moyes’s reign started well, winning the Community Shield in his first game. But it quickly nosedived, with poor results and rumored discontent from the players at his management style. And a 2-0 defeat at former club Everton was the final straw, with the club sacking him shortly after.