Written by Redom
Up until this month United had been unusually lucky with injuries, but for the first time this season we had a spate of first teamers absent for a run of games and needed someone to step up and carry the team through, unsurprisingly that player was Cristiano Ronaldo who’s had another sparkling month for United and I don’t think anyone could disagree with me choosing him as the player of the month.
He began the month by delivering the ball that led to that goal by John O’Shea and he continued influencing the team in such a way throughout March, he set up Henke for the goal that secured our place in the next round of the champions league, scored the levelling penalty to keep us in the FA cup, entertained us with his 45 minute cameo in the United vs. Europe XI game before setting up United’s first three goals in the demolition of Bolton in the premiership and then rounded off his performances for United by winning and then slotting home the penalty that sent ‘Boro crying all the way home as United progressed in the FA cup.
Whether he’s putting the ball in the back of the net himself or laying someone else in he’s always having a huge impact on the final result and it’s thanks to his outstanding form talk of the treble is still muttered around OT and United have survived key players like VDS, Neville, Saha and Scholes being out, here’s hoping that new contract keeps him at the club for years to come.
I’d also like to mention Ryan Giggs this month as well, while I don’t think he’s been quite as influential as Ronaldo I think his presence in the team has been vital while we’ve had a few experienced players out and he’s really helped keep the team out with his versatility and quality.