Manchester United's Top 5 Players This Season

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Manchester United's Top 5 Players This Season
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Manchester United claimed their 20th league title after an emphatic first half display against Aston Villa, in which their own No. 20, Robin van Persie, excelled.

His hat-trick capped off a momentous night in which he claimed his first league winners' medal, while at the same time, teammate Ryan Giggs achieved his 13th.

These two have been influential for United in taking the Premier League trophy back from noisy neighbours Manchester City, but over the season, who has stood out for the Reds?

There are many contenders to choose from, but the following list picks out just five players, leading to the one player who has been Sir Alex Ferguson's most influential player.

Both Giggs and Nemanja Vidic have to be acknowledged as they have put in superb displays throughout the season although, due to squad rotation, age and injuries, they have just missed out on this top five.

Vidic has looked back to his best, but having only managed 17 league appearances, due to being used sparingly after overcoming a cruciate knee injury sustained last season, he was forced to miss the first two months of this campaign.

Giggs, at the grand-old age of 39, has looked evergreen, and his experience and fine performances have been extremely important; he only just missed the cut. This is purely down to having played fewer games (18) than the five who made the list.

Take a look to see who made the grade and the reasons why they were so pivotal in helping the Red Devils land yet another EPL title.

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