Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar rates Manchester United striker Robin van Persie as Player of the Season.

Vlaar says his fellow Dutchman deserves the title ahead of Liverpool ace Luis Suarez.

He said: "I think I will vote for Van Persie. You could say it's because he is my mate. But we all could see how good he is even if Suarez has more goals.

"I think overall, with Manchester United top of the league, he's made the difference.

"I don't know if there has been a 15-point gap in the past but it is unbelievable."