Liverpool hero Dirk Kuyt has suggested he can’t wait to try and put Manchester United to the sword when his Feyenoord side go up against Mourinho’s men in the Europa League on Thursday.
Kuyt famously scored a hat-trick against our bitter rivals in league game in March 2011. He also bagged a late winner against them in an FA Cup tie.
“I have great memories of playing against United,” he said (via Metro).
“We won a couple of games, I scored a hat-trick at Anfield, but I also remember a couple of games at Old Trafford, playing with Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard.
“I can remember a late goal of mine in the FA Cup, so great memories and hopefully tomorrow will be another great day to remember.”
The Dutch striker, who is now 36, left Liverpool on a free transfer in the summer of 2012. He moved to Fenerbahçe where he scored 29 goals in 95 games, and his now back in his native Holland. He also played for Feyenoord between 2003 and 2006 before Rafa Benitez brought him to Anfield.
Feyenoord and United are also joined by Fenerbahçe and Zorya in Group A of Europe’s second-tier competition, meaning Kuyt will amazingly go up against two of his former clubs.
He started his career at Utrecht who he played against whilst in Red during the 2011/12 Europa League.