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The forward netted a 33-minute hat-trick as the club sealed a 20th league title by beating Aston Villa - and those in football congratulate their record-breaking achievements

Manchester United beat Aston Villa on Monday night to win yet another Premier League title - with Robin Van Persie scoring a first-half hat-trick.

The Dutchman's second has widely been considered one of the goals of the season, and players and ex-professionals alike were tripping over themselves to congratulate the club and player in the aftermath.

So, without any further ago ... Word on the Tweet!

"Think Wayne Rooney could be taken over in that Paul scholes roll. 2 incredible passes"

Charlie Adam reckons Wayne Rooney has what it takes to be Paul Scholes' long-term replacement.

"Wow what have i just seen from robin van persie! #goaloftheseason"

Robin van Persie’s stunning volleyed goal against Aston Villa got Andros Townsend drooling.

"Got to say de gea has showed some character to price critics wrong! Well done to him!"

David Stockdale praises fellow oalkeeper David de Gea after a strong finish to the season.

"Giggs has 13 premier league titles. no one will ever have the career he has had!!"

Everton youngster Shane Duffy takes time to congratulate the 39-year-old's trophy-laden achievements.

"Congratulations to every player, manager, coaches, staff and of course the supporters for an incredible year! #Manutd #20th"

Former United shot-stopper Edwin van der Sar congratulates the club.

"Congrats to man utd for winning the premiere league. 1 day we will win it."

Papiss Cisse, meanwhile, uses the time to tip his club, Newcastle United, for similar success in the future.

"Congratulations Manchester United. I don't think anybody can say they didn't deserve it. The best team by far this season."

Michael Owen believes his former club have been the strongest side this term ... Are you reading Roberto?

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