We have had a hugely disappointing season as Manchester United fall short in their bid to qualify for the Champions League. That means the Red Devils will be playing in the Europa League or Europa Conference League next season.
It can be tricky to name your United Player of the Year because so many of our players underperformed but, while I am still undecided, former academy graduate Luke Chadwick found praise for goalkeeper David de Gea.
Of course, it is clear that something is very wrong when someone says your goodbye has been player of the year, but we’ve seen De Gea win the award on four occasions in the past which amounts to more than any player in the club’s history.
Speaking exclusively to CaughtOffside, Chadwick made it clear that De Gea is his pick for United’s player of the season award, though it’s interesting to read what he has to say about possible problems for De Gea under new manager Erik ten Hag.
“You look at Ronaldo, still scoring so many goals, it’s a great achievement in a struggling team. Still, the player of the season again probably has to be De Gea,” Chadwick said.
“He’s made some great saves throughout the season, he’s kept them in games at times. Apart from him and Ronaldo I’m not sure anyone would be satisfied with how they’ve done, and with how the team is finishing in general. I think I’d give De Gea player of the season because of his consistency throughout.
“It’ll be interesting to see what the future holds for him now. I’m sure Ten Hag will 100% rate him as a wonderful world class shot-stopper, but maybe not as the best ‘keeper with his feet, playing out from the back, which is a big part of how Ajax played under Ten Hag, and how Liverpool and Manchester City have been playing.”
Let us know in the comments section who you would like to win player of the season?