22/04/2013 23:50, Report by Steve Bartram
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Focus won us the title

you've seen how De Gea's improved over the season into an outstanding goalkeeper, young Rafa, you saw Jones tonight... arguably the way he's looking, he could be our best ever player.”

The headlines, however, belonged to a more established United star. Having scored the goals that propelled the Reds' early charge for the title, as well as the brilliant hat-trick which sealed it, Robin van Persie inevitably drew plaudits from his manager.

"Robin's been unbelievable," said Sir Alex. "He had that dry spell where he hadn't scored for a few weeks but the penalty kick at Stoke brought it back. He was unbelievable tonight, unbelievable. Fantastic.

"He has to take a lot of the credit – his goals tell you that and his performance levels tell you that. I'm sure Robin would be saying what a great bunch of players I've got with me – they're a great bunch of players."

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