Manchester United’s player of the year awards took place on Thursday evening, with Marcus Rashford winning the Youth Player of the Year, Tahith Chong winning Reserve Player of the Year, Andreas Pereira winning goal of the season and Katie Zelem the women’s player of the year.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer returned to the stage nine years after being there as the Reserve Team manager. He presented the Sir Matt Busby player of the year, the award voted for by the fans, to Luke Shaw. He was also voted player of the year by his teammates.
It’s obviously nice for me but I’d rather have won trophies as a team. It’s nice, but we need to move on and focus on next season and what’s to come.
For me personally, it’s been my best season since I’ve been here. Thank you to the fans for voting for me for this. From me and the team, we want to, not apologise, but we know it’s been a bad season. We’ve got amazing players and we know we’ll come back stronger. We’re positive for next year.
It’s very special to be voted by the fans. They’ve always stuck by me. I pay that back to them by try and win trophies. Thank you to them.
Dion Dublin asked him whether he had space for the big Sir Matt Busby trophy. “Yeh. Lots of space!”