Manchester, United Kingdom\\: Manchester United produced a performance of style and swagger to extend its record haul of English league titles to 20, overwhelming Aston Villa 3-0 to wrap up the championship with four matches to spare and reclaim the trophy from local rival Manchester City.
Van Persie, United's driving force all season, scored all three goals in a clinical first-half display. Dressed for the occasion — he was wearing the No. 20 shirt.
"It's a great feeling," said the Netherlands striker, the top scorer in the league with 24 goals in his first season with United. "It is a fantastic team and fantastic players. It is a championship for every single one of them."