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VIDEO: Robin van Persie scores hat-trick to become all-time top Netherlands goalscorer

Manchester United's Robin van Persie scored a hat-trick for the Netherlands against Hungary to cement his place as the all-time top goalscorer for his country.

Scott Heavey

Robin van Persie scored a memorable hat-trick in the Netherlands' demolition of Hungary in the UEFA World Cup qualifiers last night, becoming the all-time top goalscorer for the Dutch national team in the process.

Van Persie opened the scoring with a well-placed header before adding another headed goal and a simple finish later to put him top of his country's all-time leaderboard.

With Van Persie not having been in the best of form for Manchester United recently, hopefully this is a sign that he's put the worst of it behind him, although of course it's a different team and Hungary were woeful on the night. Nonetheless, if he could get back to his form of bailing us out at every opportunity, we'd be most grateful - as good as Adnan Januzaj is, we doubt he can do it with the regularity that Van Persie did last season.

See a video of the goals below:

You can also read the SB Nation match report of Netherlands 8-1 Hungary here.