So this is what it feels like to win! Robin van Persie admits Premier League title is ‘weird’ after nine-year wait

By Chris Bailey

Champion Robin van Persie admits his newly-found winning feeling is a strange one after breaking his nine-year Premier League title duck with Manchester United.

The Dutchman scored a quickfire hattrick in the first half-hour against Aston Villa to blast the Red Devils to a 20th league trophy.

He is not concerned about who got on the scoresheet, however, as long as it proved enough to get the job done for his ‘fantastic’ team.

“I’m very happy but it’s weird. I had to wait for so long for my first title and it’s a great feeling,” said van Persie.

“It didn’t really matter who scored as long as we won this game and we did win this game.

“From the first minute everyone played well and everyone wanted it. It was a great to score so early and it was a brilliant game of football.

“This is a fantastic team and fantastic players. It is a championship for every single one of them. The staff, the managers, the physios.”

Van Persie’s second goal will be shown on highlight reels for decades, as the former Arsenal striker volleyed home an inch-perfect Wayne Rooney pass from outside the area.

But the 29-year-old is remaining modest – claiming Rooney’s input was even greater than his golden touch.

“It was a great ball from Wayne, so the only thing I had to do was guide it right and hit it properly and it went in great but more important was the result,” he added.

Image courtesy of Sky Sports, via YouTube, with thanks.

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