Van Persie, Buttner, Hart and Sterling team up for Alicia Keys concert at Manchester Cathedral
10:32 GMT, 25 September 2012
They may be rivals on the pitch but a number of Premier League stars joined forces on Monday night… for an Alicia Keys concert.
The American diva was performing in front of 1,000 fans at the 'MTV Crashes Manchester' show staged inside the city's cathedral.
Manchester United duo Robin van Persie and Alexander Buttner were joined by their partners for the gig.
Double act: Alexander Buttner (left) and Robin van Persie were all smiles at the concert
Party time: Van Persie and Buttner brought their partners along for the night out at Manchester Cathedral
Also there was Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart, who was accompanied by his girlfriend Kimberley Crew. Another City star – David Silva – joined them.
And Liverpool's 17-year-old sensation Raheem Sterling was another top-flight ace invited along to the bash.
He was there with his girlfriend Shana Ann Rose and tweeted: 'Alicia keys 1 word #PENG'.
Dutchmen Van Persie and Buttner have become good pals since they both arrived at Old Trafford in the summer.
Teenage kicks: Raheem Sterling wore an Amy Winehouse t-shirt alongside girlfriend Shana Ann Rose
Van Persie was joined by his wife Bouchra, while Buttner took his girlfriend along too.
The pair have both started well at United, with Van Persie their new spearhead up front and Buttner battling with Patrice Evra for the left-back slot.
Sterling is another player who has caught the eye this season. Despite Liverpool's woeful start to the season, the teenage winger has impressed with his dazzling performances under new boss Brendan Rodgers.
City boys: Joe Hart and David Silva (left) were among the crowd at the gig
City gents: Pablo Zabaleta and Javi Garcia were also present at the concert
Star of the show: Alicia Keys on stage at Manchester Cathedral on Monday evening