Football NewsCristiano Ronaldo named Manchester United Player of the Year
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Cristiano Ronaldo was up for the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award, voted for by the club’s supporters.


A little about the topic

Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo won the Red Devils Player of the Year award, albeit losing Spanish player David De Gea in voting for the club’s 2021-22 campaign player. The Portuguese enjoyed a prolific first season back at Old Trafford, scoring 24 goals in all competitions, 18 of them in the PL. Indeed, the player finished behind only Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min in the Golden Boot race in England’s best flight and expressed his determination to help Man Utd win trophies in the 2022-23 season.


How is it decided who will be the Manchester United Player of the Year?

The Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award is voted on by the club’s supporters around the world. Fans were asked to vote for the player they thought deserved the award, with Cristiano Ronaldo eventually receiving 60% of the total votes. David finished second in the voting, with 29%, while Fred finished with 2%. Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo also has a chance to win the PFA Player of the Year award, where he was nominated along with Harry Kane, Kevin De Bruyne, Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane.


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This is the fourth time Red Devils star Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed the Man Utd Player of the Year award, having previously won it in 2003-04, 2006-07 and 2007-08, the season in which Manchester United won the Champions League. Spain’s David De Gea has also won the award four times – and three in a row between 2013 and 2016 – and footballers from Portugal have dominated the past three seasons, with Fernandes claiming accolades in 2019-20 and 2020-21. Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia and Robin van Persie have also been nominated for the award once in the past 10 years.