Manchester United abandon annual awards ceremony following player input

Manchester United have opted against hosting their annual end-of-season awards ceremony following their dismal campaign, according to reports.

It’s been a disastrous season for the club, with both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick failing to get a tune out of United’s underperforming stars.

Solskjaer made sure to strengthen the squad last summer but a catastrophic run of losses led to his dismissal in November and Rangnick’s arrival has done little to halt the club’s freefall back into the Europa League.

An annual awards ceremony is held every year to honour the side’s best players at every level but that gala has now been canceled, as per the request of first-team players.

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That’s according to The Mirror, who say that the players were too embarrassed to host the event this year, amid the club’s worst-ever Premier League campaign in terms of accumulated points. The ceremony has not been held since 2019 due to COVID-19 but that three-year break will be extended for another year.

SN’s verdict…
It’s a shame that the first team’s appalling season prevents other professionals from being awarded for their work, with several youth players impressing this year. Last week, the U18’s won the FA Youth Cup for the first time since 2011.

Alejandro Garnacho, Alvaro Fernandez and Ella Toone are among the players to win awards in their respective fields this season but unfortunately, they will not be honoured in any in-house event.

Erik ten Hag, the incoming manager, will aim to put an end to the three-year hiatus and end next season on a positive note.

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