Manchester United's title winning squad - player ratings for the season

Manchester United won their 20th title. Photo: PA

Manchester United are celebrating a record 20th league title following last night's victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford.

For some - including Robin van Persie, David de Gea and Danny Welbeck - it is their first championship. For Ryan Giggs, it is his 13th.

Here, we analyse the contribution made by the men who have reached 10 or more appearances.

DAVID DE GEA (26 appearances, 0 goals)

There are plenty who still insist he is not strong enough for the Barclays Premier League, but no one can doubt his ability. Brilliant saves at crucial times and six clean sheets in a row at one stage. 8.

RAFAEL (26, 3)

Arguably, United's most improved player and now first-choice right-back. Still capable of impetuous moments, but not as often as before, and a major weapon going forward. 8.

PHIL JONES (13, 0)

Come into his own during the latter weeks of the campaign, when versatility has been a big bonus. Too many injuries to be regarded as a real success story, though. 7.

CHRIS SMALLING (15, 0)

Like Jones, has been injured too often. When fit has struggled to hold down a favoured central-defensive role, even though he featured there for England last month. 6.

RIO FERDINAND (25, 0)

Controversy about England underlined his value to United. Not quite as quick, but 34-year-old retains all the composure of old and has added experience too. 8.

JONNY EVANS (20, 3)

Northern Irishman has emerged as first-choice stand-in for experienced central-defensive colleagues. Growing in maturity and chipped in with a few goals as well. 8.

NEMANJA VIDIC (17, 1)

Has recovered from serious knee injuries to play an influential role. Vidic's power and strength provides the example for others to feed off. A United captain in every sense. 8.

PATRICE EVRA (31, 4)

Evra has returned to form this season. Still sometimes gets caught out of position but tenacious and a threat going forward. Highest scoring return too. 8.

ANTONIO VALENCIA (26, 1)

Has racked up plenty of appearances for someone who has frequently given the impression of not being in the best of form. Scored only one goal too, at West Ham last week. 7.

MICHAEL CARRICK (33, 1)

Outstanding contribution for United this season, which started in central defence at Everton. Accuracy of passing finally been recognised in PFA Player of the Year nomination. 9.

TOM CLEVERLEY (20, 2)

Strange season for the England man, who at times has excelled, at others disappeared. Overall a positive contribution though and goal at Newcastle memorable in itself. 7.

PAUL SCHOLES (14, 1)

Scholes' retirement U-turn worked out well for the Old Trafford outfit. Early-season performances helped secure some important results. Not played since January. 7.

ANDERSON (13, 1)

May be his final season at Old Trafford. Should be the central midfield powerhouse United still need but too often fails to deliver and patchy injury record too. 6.

RYAN GIGGS (18, 2)

Delivered more than could be reasonably expected of a 39-year-old, especially after such a dodgy start. Goal against Everton in February means he is still only man to score in every Premier League campaign. 8.

NANI (10, 1)

Either brilliant or poor and seems like his manager has lost patience. A single goal in a below-par return from a major attacking threat. 5.

ASHLEY YOUNG (19, 0)

Another whose campaign has been disrupted by injury too often. Has not scored either, which is something of a surprise given his clear ability around the penalty area. 5.

SHINJI KAGAWA (18, 5)

Odd debut season. Excellent at first, then at the end, but lost his way in the middle and a knee injury did not help. Excellent hat-trick against Norwich the undoubted highlight. 7.

WAYNE ROONEY (25, 12)

The statistics look fine, but Rooney will probably be disappointed with his overall contribution. Robin van Persie's arrival has not quite delivered the partnership anticipated and midfield is not the answer. 7.

ROBIN VAN PERSIE (34, 24)

United are not a one-man team, but earlier in the campaign it seemed like it. Scored winners at Liverpool and Manchester City and, until 10-match run without a goal, longest barren spell was three. 9.

DANNY WELBECK (26, 1)

A fine contribution from the 22-year-old, who is winning his first league title medal. Yet a chronic lack of goals has led to questions being asked about his overall contribution. 7.

JAVIER HERNANDEZ (18, 8)

Majority of appearances have come off the bench, including at Aston Villa, where his brace turned defeat into victory. Difficult to know whether he will be satisfied, but Sir Alex Ferguson is. 8.