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Man of the Match candidates:
Ryan Giggs
Rafael
Antonio Valencia
Robin van Persie

Cast your vote here

22/04/2013 22:28, Report by Adam Marshall

Vote: Man of the match

Manchester United wrapped up the Barclays Premier League title with a splendid 3-0 triumph against Aston Villa as all the goals were scored by Robin van Persie in the first half.

The Reds' leading goalscorer is the obvious choice for our Man of the Match award after slamming in a superb treble, including an incredible volleyed second from Wayne Rooney's visionary pass.

The right flank is well represented by Antonio Valencia and Rafael. The pair combined regularly to cause problems for the Villa defence with the Ecuadorian showing the sort of sparkle and confidence that took him all the way to the Player of the Year award last term.

Rafael was his usual ebullient self and desperately unlucky not to score when his right-footed drive cannoned back off a post with Brad Guzan beaten.

Our final candidate is Ryan Giggs, who rolled back the years once again with yet another vintage performance. The Welsh veteran outpaced his marker in one swashbuckling run down the flank and teed up van Persie for two of his hat-trick strikes.

Cast your vote at www.manutd.com/polls.

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