The midfielder is recognised by his teammates as the best player in 2012/13.
Despite scoring 25 Premier League goals in his first season at Manchester United, Robin Van Persie misses out on the club’s Player of the Year award to Michael Carrick.
The midfielder has been widely praised during the 2012/13 campaign for his dominance in the centre of the park and was shortlisted for the PFA Player of the Year.
Yet despite significantly contributing towards United securing a record 20th league title, it is still a great compliment that Carrick has been chosen ahead of his Dutch teammate.
Van Persie signed for the Red Devils in the summer of 2012 for a fee of £24million from league rivals Arsenal.
Since his arrival at Old Trafford the 29-year-old made an instant impact and many argued that his inclusion to the squad was the main reason United claimed the league trophy back from Manchester City.
However, within the Red Devils squad the England international is clearly considered to be the most influential player and it is further confirmation of Carrick’s ability after suffering criticism in previous seasons.
The 31-year-old joined from Tottenham in 2006 for a transfer fee of £18.6million and since then has been a regular inclusion in the first team.
Carrick has played 321 times for United during his six seasons at the club and has won five Premier League titles, two League Cups and a Champions League..
Despite being voted for as the Player’s Player of the Year, it was Van Persie who won the supporter’s award – known as the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year – with 41.5% of the votes compared to Carrick’s 29%.