After failing to win the title in his 8 years at Arsenal, Robin Van Persie has finally got his hands on the Premier League trophy.
The Dutch man’s hat trick in Manchester United’s win over Aston Villa sealed a 20th league title for the club, and having played a prominent part in United’s charge to the title, Van Persie is enjoying the feeling of being a champion for the first time.
Speaking after the game amidst the celebrating players, Van Persie said:
“I had to wait so long for my first title. It is a great feeling.
“This is a fantastic team and fantastic players. It is a championship for every single one of them. The staff, the managers, the physios.
“This is our 20th title, it is deserved.”
Captain Patrice Evra added that winning the title back was even more important this season, given that it was Man City that United wrestled the title back from:
“It is unbelievable.
“It was really important to get back that trophy because I remember last year when we lost and people said Manchester City would take control.
“I said then that when Manchester United got back their consistency they would finish 10 points clear, I was wrong because now it is 16.”