Manchester United Win 20th League Title with 3-0 Win vs. Aston Villa

Dan TalintyreSenior Analyst IIApril 22, 2013

Manchester United have won their 20th league title and 13th Premier League trophy with four games to spare after defeating Aston Villa 3-0 on Monday night.

Courtesy of a first-half hat trick from Robin van Persie, the Red Devils were able to post their 27th win of the domestic season and win back the Premier League trophy from rivals Manchester City, whose loss to Tottenham Hotspur earlier on the weekend had allowed United to clinch the league this weekend at Old Trafford.

The win takes United even closer to breaking Chelsea's record in 2005 and 2006 of 29 league wins in a single season, with the Red Devils currently on 27 wins. They also still have a chance to break the Blues' mark of 95 points in a single season.

The arrival of Robin van Persie from Arsenal over the summer transfer window will likely go down as the defining moment of the season for United. Van Persie scored 21 goals in his first 23 Premier League appearances for United and became an instant hero at Old Trafford as a result of that success.

His combination with Wayne Rooney allowed their strong attack to dominate the 2012-13 season and was fundamental to their eventual title breakthrough.

United's title triumph became manager Sir Alex Ferguson's 13th EPL trophy won at United and his 28th trophy across all competitions for the Red Devils (not including Community Shield victories).

Attention will now turn to the race for the top four and that of the relegation battle, where tight and fascinating races will likely go all the way down to the final week.

But for Red Devils fans, that won't matter a great deal, as they will no doubt rejoice at another league title and the fact that Manchester is once again red.


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