Van Persie left Arsenal for United last summer and spoke of the hurt he has felt at not winning the league until now.
“I had to wait so long for my first title. It is a great feeling,” he said.
“This is a fantastic team and fantastic players. It is a championship for every single one of them. The staff, the managers, the physios. This is our 20th title, it is deserved.”
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Since Guus Hiddink arrived at the helm, Chelsea have improved considerably after a tricky start to the campaign.
Newcastle United are staring down the barrel of relegation to the Championship for the second time in the past eight years.