Manchester United Fans Point Out Irony Of A Defender Winning The Club’s Player Of The Year Awards

Luke Shaw was the big winner at Manchester United's end-of-season awards after taking home both the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year and the Players' Player of the Year.

Fans voted the 23-year-old left-back to scoop the Matt Busby award ahead of second-placed Victor Lindelöf and third-placed Paul Pogba.

However, one fan-made United Twitter account has said that Shaw winning the awards highlights a major problem with the club.

No, it's not because there's anything against Shaw personally, but rather the shocking defensive record that the Red Devils have had this season.

"If ever you wanted to know how bad things are at United, a defender has just won our Player of the Year in the same season we've conceded the most goals we've ever conceded in the history of the Premier League," The Man Utd Way tweeted.

Of course, The Man Utd Way isn't the only one to share that sentiment. In fact, other United fans have taken to Twitter to share similar messages.

For example, David de Gea might have chalked up his 100th United clean sheet in the Premier League earlier this season, but the Spanish shot-stopper has been heavily criticised for his performances over the course of the campaign.

Whether or not United fans agree with a defender winning the two Player of the Year awards, the Red Devils made their case perfectly clear for Shaw to receive the honours that he did on the night.

"It's arguably been his most consistent campaign since recovering from the horrific leg break he suffered against PSV Eindhoven in September 2015, and his impressive club form earned him a recall to the England squad," the club wrote on their official website.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær is well aware of the task that he faces in rebuilding the club's squad in order to challenge for the top four, having finished outside of it this season and, as a result, they will now miss out on Champions League football.

It was recently reported that several United players would see their wages slashed after the club failed to finish in the Premier League's top four.

Will United finish in the top four next season?

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