Luke Shaw wins Manchester United player of the year award

Luke Shaw wins Manchester United player of the year award

Manchester United has won Luke Shaw the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year and was named the players' player of the year at Manchester United's end of season awards.

The England left-back is only the second outfield recipient of the award in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era after Ander Herrera, who was voted player of the year two years ago.

The defender who has enjoyed a superb start to the season and was rewarded with a five-year contract in October. Shaw has started 40 times for United in a largely injury-free campaign, having been beset by fitness issues in previous campaigns.

"It's obviously nice for me," Shaw said. "But I'd rather win no trophies and have a better season as a team. It's nice but we need to move on and focus on next season and what's to come.

"I think for me personally it's probably been my best season since I've been here. I would have rather it had been a better season for the team but it wasn't meant to be. Thank you to the fans for voting me for this. And from me and the team, we want to, not apologise, but we know it's been a bad season.

"I look at the players in this team, we have amazing players, I know we will come back stronger. I'm very positive about next year, we all are as a team.

"It's very special, especially [to receive the award from the fans]. They've always stuck by me and I pay that back to them by winning trophies - not trophies like this - but thank you to them and that's all I've got to say.

"You could see the massive difference and change when the boss came in, he lifted everyone' spirits ups, he knows deep down what this club needs and is all about. And at a time like that, it's what we needed. He's done an amazing job. We've had ups and downs but he's looking forward to getting us back in pre-season."

Other awards are

Midfielder Katie Zelem won the Women's Player of the Year trophy.
Mason Greenwood won the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year.
Tahith Chong was named Denzil Haroun Reserve Team Player of the Year.
Andreas Pereira won Goal of the Season accolade for his curler in the 3-2 triumph over Southampton in March.

SOURCE manchestereveningnews

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