Tuesday, 23 April 2013
“I had to wait so long” – Van Persie delighted to win first League title
hands on a Premier League winner's medal.
The striker bagged a hat-trick, as Manchester United thrashed Aston
Villa at Old Trafford, to be confirmed as the winners of the EPL
Van Persie moved from Arsenal last summer – where he spent eight years
without winning a single trophy – and his goals have helped Sir Alex
Ferguson's men wrestle the title from fierce rivals, Manchester City.
"I had to wait for so long for the first title. It's a great feeling.
[We have] a fantastic team with fantastic players," he said after the
"If 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 football.
"[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."