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Man Utd reveal 2023/24 Sir Matt Busby Participant of the Yr winner


Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes is the 2023/24 winner of the membership’s Sir Matt Busby Participant of the Yr award, his third time in 5 seasons at Previous Trafford.

Fernandes typically stood alone in a tough marketing campaign for United that noticed them slip to a document low eighth place Premier League end, lacking out on European soccer altogether for the primary time in a decade except they win this weekend’s FA Cup remaining towards Manchester Metropolis.

The 29-year-old, handed the captaincy on a full-time foundation final summer season, scored 15 occasions in all competitions and registered an additional 12 assists.

His earlier Sir Matt Busby trophies have are available 2020 and 2021, with Marcus Rashford successful final yr. Solely David de Gea (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018) and Cristiano Ronaldo (2004, 2007, 2008, 2022) have received the accolade, as voted for by followers, extra typically. Fernandes’ third gong takes him forward of two-time winners Eric Cantona, Roy Keane, Wayne Rooney, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Brian McClair.

Fellow Portuguese Diogo Dalot completed second within the voting, with Kobbie Mainoo in third place a matter of months after changing into a first-team common, and Alejandro Garnacho fourth.

United would usually hand out the trophy at an annual awards ceremony, however opted to cancel the occasion after a disappointing season and to keep away from distractions within the build-up of the FA Cup remaining. Sadly that meant the ladies’s workforce, who received the FA Cup for the primary time, and profitable girls and boys academy sides ended up being penalised.

Ladies’s participant of the yr was England star Ella Toone, who additionally collectively received the participant’s participant award alongside defender Maya Le Tissier. The lads’s gamers’ participant award is but to be introduced.

There was a sudden wave of hypothesis over Fernandes’ future in current weeks, however the participant himself made plain that it’s want to keep at Previous Trafford, believing the golf equipment desires the identical. He mentioned the one factor that might change that’s if he now not felt needed.

“I will probably be right here until when the membership desires me and the membership desires me to be part of the long run. If for some purpose they don’t need me, then I’ll go,” he instructed Sky Sports activities earlier this month.

Fernandes will lead United out at Wembley for the second yr operating this weekend.

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