Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has revelled in his first Premier League title win after scoring a first-half hat-trick to down Aston Villa 3-0 on Monday night.
29-year-old moved to Old Trafford in a £24 million move last summer
after growing disillusioned at the lack of progress Arsenal were making
in the hunt for silverware, winning just one FA Cup winners' medal in
eight years in north London.
And Van Persie netted three times
inside the opening 33 minutes against Paul Lambert's struggling side to
seal clinch United's record-breaking 20th league title - and the striker
hailed the efforts of everyone at the club as they become the most
successful in English football.
"I had to wait for so long for the first title. It's a great feeling. [We have] a fantastic team with fantastic players.
you look at every single one of the players, it is a championship for
every single one of them; the staff, the manager, players. Everyone.
It's our 20th title and it's deserved.
"It doesn't really matter
who scored, as long as we win the game. And we did win the game. It was
great to score so early, and [it was] a great win on a fantastic day of
"[The second goal]
was one of the best I've ever scored, but it doesn't matter today. It
was an incredible goal but all I had to do was time it right ... and
have a little bit of luck."