Monday, May 17, 2021

Tight competition at United for the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award


Manchester United are enjoying a good season under Ole Gunner Solskjaer. The club at 2nd place in the league table and are a strong contender for winning the Europa League. If United are able to win the Europa League this season the stage will be set for a title challenge in the next one.

A lot of players have stepped up and improved their performances for the club. Bruno Fernandes has had a key impact since his arrival. However United as a whole have also shown improvements. Players have made leaps and bounds in their own development.

As of now, almost 27000 people have voted for the Manchester United player of the year of the award. Let’s have a look at the top 5 players in the voting lists according to the Manchester Evening News. At 5th we have the crafty Frenchman Paul Pogba with a total of 453 votes to his name.

At number 4 we have Manchester born and bred Marcus Rashford. Rashford has already reached a 20 goal 10 assists tally for United Rashford has a total of 585 votes 300 short of the 3rd position.

United have Pogba, Rashford and Mctominay at the 5th,4th and 3rd position in the race for the Player of the year.

At 3rd we have our very own “Mr. Mcsauce” Scott Mctominay. Mctominay is enjoying one of his best seasons with United and he is quickly becoming a fan favorite at Old Trafford. Scott has a combination of aggressiveness and maturity beyond his years.

Mctominay is becoming comfortable in United’s midfield now and can slot in any trio Ole prefers. The youngster has received praise from the Manchester United fans as he has a tally of a total of 885 votes to his name. There is very close competition for the first and second spots in the votings.

Fine margins in the voting for United’ Player of the Year:

United have a very close battle between Luke Shaw and Bruno Fernandes for their player of the year award

The margins could have been finer in the votes for the Player of the year award. Manchester United fans have 2 clear favorites. The Portuguese maestro Bruno Fernandes and the English left-back Luke Shaw. Surprisingly it is Luke Shaw who leads the race for the award.

Shaw has been excellent for Manchester United this season. Since the arrival of Alex Telles, the player has lifted his game to another level, establishing himself as the clear favorite for the first-team spot. His composure in tight situations is something very few players possess.

United fans have shown good judgment as Luke Shaw leads the voting with 48% of the votes to his name. His tally stands at 13,455 votes, beating Fernandes by almost 1000 votes for first place. Bruno Fernandes is probably the one name you would expect to be heavily contesting for this award.

The Portuguese leads the league in chances created and is also Manchester United’s top goalscorer and assist provider. It’s like an all-in-one package with Bruno Fernandes. He’s a real character both on and off the pitch and you can see him impacting the team.

Fernandes will look to lead Manchester United to their first trophy since Mourinho’s departure. The votes for the player of the year award will continue till the end of the season. Right now the Portuguese is having a rough patch for Manchester United.

But considering his quality you would back him up to win the race in the end. Bruno Fernandes was the winner of this prestigious award last season too and we just might see history repeat itself. However, the only goal on Bruno’s mind would probably be the UEFA Europa League trophy.


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