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Monday 12 May 2012
22:57 The night is wrapped up by Mandy and it's been good fun and a nice way to take our minds off yesterday's events. Well done to Antonio Valencia and we're all thrilled Scholesy is staying on for another season. The positivity and determination to respond next season, shown by all those interviewed, must fill every United fan with hope for next season.
22:53 Antonio Valencia's highlights are up on the big screen and some of his performances have been electrifying. He's such an exciting talent that the supporters really take to him. "I'm very happy to receive all three awards but I'm still very sad," he admits. "To be honest last night was the longest night of my life. There should be 20 of these awards because everyone of the lads deserves one of them."
22:50 The prize goes to Antonio Valencia again, it's a clean sweep for the Ecuador international! Congratulations to the right-winger for a fabulous campaign and a night he'll never forget - scooping three trophies.
22:46 Now comes the big one - the Sir Matt Busby trophy for the Fans' Player of the Year. Bryan Robson is currently speaking with Jim Rosenthal and, as always, talking very well about the state of play after the disappointment of Sunday.
22:44 Valencia, again speaking through an interpreter, says: "For sure, it was definitely a shot for goal. No doubt!" He'd put doubt in people's minds after the game at Blackburn. "I knew it was really important to score then."
22:42 So it came down to Nani versus City in the Community Shield, Young against Arsenal and Valencia at Blackburn. The