Robin Van Persie wins two Manchester United awards

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Robin Van Persie scooped two awards at Manchester United's end of season presentation evening - the fans' player of the year award and goal of the season.

His strike against Aston Villa earlier this month was voted as the best of the campaign.

Michael Carrick was named players' player of the year as United celebrated their title winning season, while Adnan Januzaj was selected as young player of the year.

Van Persie, who missed out on the FWA and PFA Player of the Year awards to Gareth Bale, was picked by the Old Trafford fans as the club's player of the season after a memorable debut campaign.

The £24m summer signing is set to win the Premier League Golden Boot - he's got 25 goals so far with one game remaining.

But his United teammates voted 31-year-old Carrick as their standout performer. The former-Spurs midfielder has been superb for the Old Trafford side this season, in what has turned out to be Sir Alex Ferguson's final campaign.

And the retiring Old Trafford boss admitted he was desperate to finish his career as a Premier League champion.

"That was an issue when Cathy [his wife] and I chatted about this at Christmas," Ferguson told MUTV. "At that point we had a five-point lead and I thought we had a great chance.

"I said 'I really need to go out a winner. We need to win something.' After the disappointment of last season we couldn't take a second one. I was hopeful we'd win it and we did."

Ben Pearson won academy player of the year.

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