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Van Persie Community Shield header praised by Ferdinand

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Rio Ferdinand took to a social network voice service to praise Robin van Persie's header in the Community Shield against Wigan.

The former England international vocally blogged about his feelings on his testimonial, before moving on to the subject of the Community Shield, wherein Manchester United beat Wigan 2-0.

Discussing his testimonial, which took place at Old Trafford on August 9, Ferdinand said: "Just want to thank all the fans out there that supported and showed some love. 

"As I said before it was an honour to have been given the opportunity to play for this great club for so many years, and to have been able to celebrate that night with you guys was amazing, so thank you."

Ferdinand did concede that the result was disappointing, but then went on to hail United's conduct in the Community Shield, particularly highlighting Robin van Persie's opening goal, which was headed home in fine fashion.

"Shame about the result but we dusted ourselves down and we had a medal to win, a trophy to win at Wembley against Wigan and Robin van Persie, aka RVP, aka Van Pizzle came up with two goals, what a header that first one was," the 34-year-old said.

Rounding off the delivery, Ferdinand admitted that the Community Shield was only the first of a string of trophies the Red Devils would be attempting to secure this year. 

"Great to get back on the medal trail, that's one down and there's a few more to go, so we're looking to try and retain our title, got some training today and getting ready for the game against Swansea at the weekend," he said.

 

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