Robin van Persie hat-trick breaks goals record

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Manchester Unite striker Robin van Persie made history on Friday night as he became Holland's all-time leading goalscorer.

The Old Trafford favourite bagged a hat-trick in an 8-1 demolition of Hungary to take his tally for Oranje to 41 goals in 80 appearances, beating the record set by former Barcelona forward Patrick Kluivert.

If Hungary thought they may have a chance to get a memorable result owing to Holland already being qualified for Brazil 2014 they were sorely mistaken, as it took Manchester United's Premier League Golden Boot winner just 16 minutes to open the scoring.

Some comical defending aided Louis van Gaal's side, but they were ruthless and the goals just kept coming - Van Persie broke the record and celebrated by embracing the man he had just surpassed.

Van Gaal took him off after an hour to a raucous standing ovation from fans at the Amsterdam Arena.

Manchester United manager David Moyes will be pleased his main striker is coming into form as he looks to get the Red Devils' season on track after a stuttering start.

Watch all of Van Persie's goals above...

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