Sir Alex Ferguson chose a good year to retire, as his Manchester United squad ended up winning their 13th Premier League title -- which also happens to be Ferguson's 13th with the club. The club made good use of striker Robin van Persie's league-leading 25 goals, but he wasn't the only one to excel this year. Despite a controversial season, Luis Suarez was a force for Liverpool, and Gareth Bale came into his own at Tottenham Hotspur. Juan Mata's vision led to bunches of Chelsea goals, while Everton's Leighton Baines might have been the league's best defender. Regardless, the league's power structure seems to be oriented toward Manchester United once again.
Player of the year?
Robin van Persie and Manchester United managed to hold off all comers, but does he deserve the honor of best player?
Man U's strengths?
This year's title was the 20th overall for Manchester United, undoubtedly aided by an 18-match unbeaten streak.
Luis Suarez had a bit of a rocky season with Liverpool -- he scored 23 goals but was banned for 10 matches after a biting incident.
Is Ferguson tops?
Manchester United undoubtedly will miss their iconic manager, who has retired -- did he do a better job with his collection of stars than anyone else?