Manchester United’s Player of the Year awards ceremony takes place this Thursday; an event in which probably should be cancelled given the way this season has panned out.
As the old saying goes, though, the show must go on. The ceremony is often a pretty good watch and this year, in particular, it should be heavily focused on the youngsters like Mason Greenwood and James Garner – who have been in brilliant form at youth level.
Perhaps the most prestigious award is the Players Player of the Year trophy. As it’s voted for by the people you share your dressing room with, it must be pretty special to win.
Today, we’ve been given a sneak peek as to whom some of the first-teamers have given their vote to, with Ander Herrera confirming he opted for Victor Lindelof.
“I voted for Victor Lindelof. In a season where all of us had ups and downs, I think Victor has been the most consistent player.” Herrera told ManUtd.com. “I think he deserves it and I think he can become one of the best defenders in the world and can be an important player for Manchester United in the next few years. So he deserves it.”
About a week or so ago, Luke Shaw would have gotten the nod from me but he was absolutely dreadful against Huddersfield Town and now I’d give it to Lindelof too.
The Ice Man has been much-improved this season and perhaps all he needed was a year to adjust to the pace of the Premier League game. Right now, he’s one of just a handful of players I’d like to see remain at United.
With the right partner alongside him then the Swede could well be a top player for this club over the next half-decade at the very least. It’s great to see Lindelof getting the recognition that he richly deserves – particularly as it wouldn’t have been easy to bounce back following massive struggles last year.
See who other Red Devils voted for here at ManUtd.com.