Man Utd's Substitute End-of-Season Awards Following Cancellation

15 May 2024 1748
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As the dreadful 2023/24 season is on the brink of ending for Manchester United, fans also have to bear the sad reality that it isn't yet over.

This Wednesday, the Red Devils will be playing against Newcastle at their home ground. Earlier, Newcastle marked a 3-0 victory at Old Trafford. Following this, United will conclude their Premier League campaign with a match at Brighton.

As of now, United stands eighth in the Premier League, possibly their lowest-ever finish. They've also decided to cancel their annual awards ceremony due to the difficulties faced this season.

The club believes that the awards ceremony might steal the limelight from their upcoming FA Cup final against Manchester City. However, this decision isn't doing any good to the club's image.

But don't worry, because we, at 90min, have decided to announce the United awards - similar to what we did for Chelsea last year.

Not all United players had a lousy season, by the way.

Kudos to Alejandro Garnacho, the nineteen-year-old player who made sure the team stayed competitive.

In regards to United's summer transfers, it was initially thought that new signings would help bridge the gap with title contenders under Erik ten Hag's leadership.

Mason Mount, who's been injured for most of the season, Rasmus Hojlund, and Sofyan Amrabat, however, failed to meet the expectations. Despite a rough start at Manchester, Andre Onana has shown significant improvement.

Some late comebacks have marked this season, including United's home match against Brentford. Despite their initial struggle, Scott McTominay scored twice during the stoppage time.

Despite some shortcomings, Harry Maguire has displayed a decent performance this season, restoring some lost confidence.

Despite the club's downfall, Ten Hag remains optimistic, claiming that his team provides an enjoyable game by creating many chances. However, these opportunities don't necessarily derive from his team's possession.

With over 600 shots given away this season, which is quite unfavorable in Premier League history, Ten Hag doesn't seem to worry.

'We maybe allow many shots against us, but we are good in terms of goals conceded. These are the stats that count.'

That isn't entirely accurate because they haven't been quite successful in goals conceded either.

After a mindboggling defeat at Old Trafford earlier this season, Brentford managed to take revenge on United at the Gtech Community Stadium. Brentford held the dominance throughout the game but thought they lost to Mount's 96th-minute goal. However, Kristoffer Ajer managed to score an equalizer right before the final whistle.

It's quite unfortunate that United had several defeats this season, but their 4-0 loss to Crystal Palace was the most crushing.

Jamie Carragher directed a strong message to Casemiro after his poor game at Palace connoting that 'Leave the football before it leaves you.'

Despite leading 3-2 at Chelsea with 99 minutes into the game, United lost 4-3. Cole Palmer, a fan of United, scored the game-winning hat-trick for Chelsea.

Recalling Garnacho's 89th-minute goal at Arsenal which was disqualified due to offside, Ten Hag still seems to believe that had it not been disallowed, it might have changed many things. However, that one goal wouldn't have improved their defending capabilities.

Donny van de Beek managed to play only 21 minutes in two appearances this season for United before he joined Eintracht Frankfurt on loan.

It was unprofessional for Jadon Sancho to lash out at Ten Hag on social media. Similarly, Ten Hag wasn't right to criticize him in public.

Both parties are right and wrong, but only one of them will compete in a Champions League final next month.

Now it's time for him to regain some sweet, sweet transfer value.