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The Real Madrid manager has recognised the Red Devils 20th English top-flight crown, and highlighted Sir Alex Ferguson's impact on the club this season, and during his reign

Real Madrid head coach Jose Mourinho has congratulated Sir Alex Ferguson after Manchester United won the Premier League title on Monday.

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Robin van Persie's 33-minute first-half hat-trick sealed a 3-0 win over Aston Villa and a 20th league crown for the Red Devils - and a 13th under Sir Alex's guidance.

And Mourinho - who enjoyed a three-year rivalry with United while in charge of Chelsea - has congratulated the English giants and, namely, his old foe.

"What Ferguson did this season is what he has done all his life: winning," Mourinho told reporters.

"Sometimes it's not consecutively, because that would be impossible, but his career has been that - to win.

"I want to congratulate him but it is not a surprise to me or to United fans that Ferguson is champion again."

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