Van Persie wins Premier League Player of the Month for April

Liam Twomey
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Robin van Persie has won the Premier League Player of the Month award for the month of April.

Van Persie netted six times in five league matches, including a stunning hat trick at home to Aston Villa that clinched a record 20th title for Manchester United. The prolific Dutchman also scored on his return to the Emirates Stadium against former club Arsenal, and he leads the Premier League scoring charts with 25 goals.

He unlikely to be caught either, as his nearest rival Luis Suarez (23) will not play again this season, having been given a 10-match ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic.

Van Persie, however, was pipped to both the PFA and FWA Player of the Year awards by Tottenham star Gareth Bale.

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