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Rooney Is United's Player Of The Year

Possibly the most glaring mistake of the PFA shortlist is that five Manchester United players made it - yet Wayne Rooney is not among them.

And I believe now that he's United's player of the year, even though I accept that in January it might have seemed so that Michael Carrick and Nemanja Vidic made more impact. Edwin van der Sar, Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs certainly didn't, though.

I'm not belittling the others but Wayne Rooney overcame frustrating injuries and competition from Berbatov and Tevez and on occasions he carried United on his back. Scored very important goals - the second, clinching goal against Chelsea, the winner against Wigan, the opener against West Brom, the equaliser today, the equaliser at Newcastle, the opener at Celtic - and produced outstanding, though goalless performances (at Stamford Bridge and against Inter at Old Trafford, to name but two).

Ronaldo is now leading the scoring charts but his performance is nowhere near that spectacular as it was in the last two seasons - Rooney, on the other hand, flourished and his influence helped the team incredibly when it seemed we couldn't buy a goal to save our lives. Time and again he pulled us out of trouble with his performances, his energy, his determination and his skill.

Oh, and started regularly performing well for England as well. Not that most United fans care about that but I thought I'd mention that. So I nominate Wayne Rooney as Manchester United's Player of the Season - even though according to the PFA there are five teammates ahead of him.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 25 2009

Time: 9:53PM

Your Comments

Thats soo true! He was absolutely IMMENSE today!
ForeverUnited
Thats soo true! He was absolutely IMMENSE today!
ForeverUnited
i completely agree we become a different beast when roo is on form.....we demolish teams......i think giggsy was included in that list b/c i don't think he ever won it b4 and maybe they believe they did him wrong but rooney, ronaldo, and vidic to me are our top players actually and rio
ibrahiy
i completely agree we become a different beast when roo is on form.....we demolish teams......i think giggsy was included in that list b/c i don't think he ever won it b4 and maybe they believe they did him wrong but rooney, ronaldo, and vidic to me are our top players actually and rio
ibrahiy
What a bunch of losers those Spurs fans...They went all mental with comments, blaming the ref and everyone in the universe but them, for their loss yesterday...unbelievable...
alexpant
What a bunch of losers those Spurs fans...They went all mental with comments, blaming the ref and everyone in the universe but them, for their loss yesterday...unbelievable...
alexpant
its natural man to try to find a scapegoat and its also natural that in the first week or so they will blame everyone else but themselves then the week after the realization sinks in that they just couldn't compete against united, that when united went up a gear that they were just blown off the ground.....
ibrahiy
its natural man to try to find a scapegoat and its also natural that in the first week or so they will blame everyone else but themselves then the week after the realization sinks in that they just couldn't compete against united, that when united went up a gear that they were just blown off the ground.....
ibrahiy
yes good news , he has been on top form this year , well done to him .
Kimbo
yes good news , he has been on top form this year , well done to him .
Kimbo
Completely agree. Most consistent by far, and has carried us through so many times - Porto H he was the only one who really played well; saturday he was brilliant; inter and porto away brilliant; around October his goalscoring was brilliant; before Tottenham (when everyone else started playing well too) we saw the Rooney of a few seasons ago (2005/06 namely) when the rest of the team struggled a bit, and Rooney defied everyone else's poor form and consistently played well. He was missed out of the PFA team of the year, but surely he must be United's player of the year.
Man utd champions
Completely agree. Most consistent by far, and has carried us through so many times - Porto H he was the only one who really played well; saturday he was brilliant; inter and porto away brilliant; around October his goalscoring was brilliant; before Tottenham (when everyone else started playing well too) we saw the Rooney of a few seasons ago (2005/06 namely) when the rest of the team struggled a bit, and Rooney defied everyone else's poor form and consistently played well. He was missed out of the PFA team of the year, but surely he must be United's player of the year.
Man utd champions
i am disapointed at the FA to be honest but still glad it was a united player that won it in the end
ibrahiy
i am disapointed at the FA to be honest but still glad it was a united player that won it in the end
ibrahiy
 

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