Man Utd hero Van Persie discovers ... "Premier League trophy is heavy!"

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie was thrilled to lift the Premier League crown for the first time.

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie was thrilled to lift the Premier League crown for the first time.

The Dutchman was thrilled to get his hands on a Premier League winner's medal after failing to manage it during eight seasons with the Gunners.

He said after lifting the trophy: "It was amazing, it was heavy!

"I couldn't have wished for this year to be any better, only in my wildest dreams could I have wished it be like this."

He also hailed Sir Alex Ferguson, adding: "For me it was a massive honour to have worked with him. I want to thank him, he's been unbelievable. He's a great manager and an even greater person. He deserves all the credit. He's amazing."

On finding out Ferguson was leaving, Van Persie added: "It was a really sad day. Everybody understands it."

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