Manchester United cancels awards ceremony – Having had the worst season in its history in the Premier League, the club stopped holding a ceremony for end-of-season awards at the request of the players.
Manchester United will not hold the ‘Player of the Year’ ceremony traditionally held within the club this year due to the failure in the league.
United has been handing out end-of-season awards for over 10 years to honor players who have performed well at the senior and junior levels.
This special night hosted by Old Trafford was usually held a week before the end of the season, but it was noteworthy that the ceremony was not held this year, despite the pandemic restrictions being lifted.
Players are embarrassed
According to the news of Mirror; Players are in great embarrassment at United, who missed their Champions League ticket and are guaranteed to finish the Premier League with the lowest points total in their history.
Under the current conditions, the football players, who thought that it would not be right to attend such an event that will be broadcast live from MUTV, requested that the ceremony not be held.
United management, who found the request of the players appropriate, removed the ceremony, which has not been held for two years due to the pandemic, from the calendar this year.
Two years Bruno Fernandes wins
The Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award, determined by the votes of the fans, went to Portuguese star Bruno Fernandes in the last two years. Football players, on the other hand, awarded Luke Shaw to the ‘Player of the Year’ award last season.
A vote was held among the fans for the award this season as well. However, it remains unclear when the award will be presented to the winner.
How did United get to this point?
Finishing second in the Premier League after Manchester City last season, United had raised expectations with the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to the team.
However, after a bad start to the season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer parted ways in November and was replaced by Ralf Rangnick on an interim basis.
The team, which got worse instead of recovering after the German coach took office, first said goodbye to the Champions League, then regressed to sixth place in the league and was excluded from the Champions League race.