Wednesday, 20 May 2015

MUFC Awards

De Gea is Sir Matt Busby Player of the YearYear

Manchester United fans around the world have voted David De Gea their Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year for the second season in a row, after a memorable 2014/15 campaign for the Spaniard.
De Gea made history last season when he became the first-ever goalkeeper to win the club's prestigious award and his performances this term have led to him becoming the first player to retain his trophy since Cristiano Ronaldo did the double in 06/07 and 07/08.
The 24-year-old gleaned the most combined votes of any player on's seven foreign language websites to win the accolade and also scoop his second prize of the night after he was named the Players' Player of the Year by this team-mates.
Louis van Gaal presented him with his accolade, along with United fan Stephen Cross who had bid for the chance in the charity auction earlier, and the Reds boss spoke directly to his goalkeeper, saying: "I’m very proud of you. You have developed yourself more than any other player at Manchester United. I agree with the voice of the fans. Congratulations you deserve it."
De Gea spoke of his delight at collecting the award for a second successive campaign, adding: "Like the boss said before we have the best fans in the world and I want to say thank you to everyone. They are always behind us and travel everywhere - it’s fantastic for us.

"I am young and I try to improve in every training session and every game. Everyone always wants to improve and I think I have improved a lot."

Mata's volley at Liverpool is Goal of the Season

Season It doesn’t get much better than a volleyed winner at Anfield, so it is perhaps no surprise that Juan Mata has won Manchester United’s Goal of the Season award for his second strike in the 2-1 win over Liverpool in March.
The goal was originally on a shortlist of 10 that was whittled down to the four leading contenders that had earned the most votes on’s seven official websites. 
This second shortlist also included Angel Di Maria’s lofted finish at Leicester City, Ander Herrera’s long-range effort in the FA Cup third round tie against Yeovil Town and Wayne Rooney's acrobatic half-volley at home to Aston Villa.
Fans were encouraged to vote in the fresh poll on the club’s official Twitter account,@ManUtd, which opened on Monday and was open throughout Tuesday evening until just before the winner was announced at the club’s annual awards night at Old Trafford.
Mata earned 59 per cent of the votes on Twitter and beat off competition from Di Maria, whose strike at Leicester came second, Rooney and Herrera to claim his prize. And the Spaniard was delighted with the award.
"I am very happy," he said. "It was a very important moment in the game. It was a great pass from Angel [Di Maria], he saw my run and I just tried to take it first time - luckily it went in.

"As soon as you play against Liverpool at Anfield or Old Trafford you feel it's a different game. It's my best day since I came here. It was an important win and a very good moment.

"We want to keep improving," added MataMata

Pereira wins U21s Player of the Year award

Manchester United fans have voted Andreas Pereira the Under-21s Player of the Year for the 2014/15 season, capping an unforgettable campaign for the highly-rated Brazilian.
Pereira, 19, made his first-team debut under Louis van Gaal, signed a new long-term contract at club and most recently, helped the Reds win the Barclays Under-21 Premier League title. Andreas earned more online votes than team-mates Donald Love and Liam Grimshaw, who were also nominated for the award by their coach Warren Joyce.

Tuanzebe is United's Young Player of the Year

Axel Tuanzebe has been named Manchester United's Under-18s Player of the Year for 2014/15 by the coaching staff after an excellent campaign.
The 17-year-old captained Paul McGuinness' side as the Reds reached the play-off stage in the Academy League and earned praise with his powerful and athletic displays at centre-back. In total he made 29 appearances for the Under-18s and also gained a taste of the next level up, the Under-21s, with three outings as a substitute.


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