Manchester United are Premier League Champions
As the speakers blared The Queens’ ‘We Are The Champions’, fans gave a standing ovation to the Manchester United players and staff who clinched their 20th English league and 13th Premier League title last night with a convincing 3-0 victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford. Robin van Persie set the ball rolling for the celebrations with a first-half hat-trick and United coasted through the remainder of the game to snatch back the title from Manchester City with 4 games to play.
Sir Alex heaps praise on hat-trick hero Van Persie
Roberto Mancini hit the nail on the head when he said that the signing of Robin van Persie tilted the title race in United’s favor and the Dutchman showed last night what Arsenal and City are missing. And manager Sir Alex Ferguson has complimented his new recruit by rating the striker’s second goal of the game as the ‘goal of the century’. Comparing Van Persie to former United legend Eric Cantona, Ferguson said and the Sun quote, “He has made as big an impact as any player I can imagine. Cantona was an incredible impact player and I’ve had some great strikers, maybe 10 great strikers. It was goal of the century for me. It was marvelous — the technique with his head down, over the ball and just perfect timing. It was a magnificent strike.”