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The leading Premier League player was the striker whose 26 goals helped to secure the title for United _ with Robin van Persie third in the rankings, a point ahead of Tottenham attacker Gareth Bale.

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AP Global Soccer end-of-season rankings

10 points for first, nine for second, etc.

Teams:

1. Barcelona, 199 points

2. Bayern Munich, 195

3. Manchester United, 157

4. Real Madrid, 139

5. Juventus, 127

6. Borussia Dortmund, 103

7. Paris Saint-Germain, 74

8. Chelsea, 65

9. Manchester City, 62

10. Atletico Madrid, 45.

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