Friday, May 10, 2019

Man United fans mock Luke Shaw winning club's Fans' and Players' Player of the Year awards

Manchester United supporters were left bemused after left-back Luke Shaw was named Fans' and Players' Player of the Year - in a season where the club conceded more Premier League goals than ever before.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men are set for a sixth-placed finish with one game remaining in what has been a very underwhelming campaign.

Many fans felt the fact that Shaw picked up both accolades despite the team's abysmal defensive record sums up some of the problems within the team.

While 23-year-old Shaw has enjoyed an individually impressive campaign, one supporter claimed the situation was 'absolutely shambolic', and another pointed the fact that Shaw is, statistically, the 10th best left-back in the league.

One did, however, find the funny side of the situation, noting that David de Gea had been the recipient for four of the past five years.

He said: 'Moving forward, it used to be the goalkeeper'.

Centre-back Victor Lindelof came second in the voting with Paul Pogba - named in the PFA Team of the Year - third.

A fan highlighted this, noting 'Very high standards I have to say. The United way.'

The last attacker to win the Sir Matt Busby Award was Robin van Persie in 2013 under Sir Alex Ferguson.

In fact, between the inaugural award in 1988 - given to Bryan McClair - and Ferguson's final season, a defender won the award only three times.

In 1989/1990 it was given to Gary Pallister, while the 2003/2004 season it belonged to Gabriel Heinze and Nemanja Vidic was awarded top honours in 2008/2009.






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