FOOTBALL NEWS

11/05/2008 23:14, Report by Steve Bartram

Player of the Year awards

Cristiano Ronaldo won the treble at United's end of season awards, just hours after the Reds wrapped up the Barclays Premier League title with a thrilling win at Wigan.

Victory at the JJB Stadium made for an electric atmosphere at the Old Trafford party, where individual players at senior, reserve and academy level were rewarded for their efforts.

Ronaldo retained the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year gongs - and added the Goal of the Season award to his collection.

The Portuguese winger actually occupied the top two spots in the Goal of the Season award, taking first place with his stunning free kick against Portsmouth and second for his impudent backheel against Aston Villa.

The treble completes a remarkable campaign for Ronaldo, who earlier this month retained the PFA and Football Writers' Player of the Season awards for his exertions.

The club's other awards were won by Richard Eckersley - the Denzil Haroun Reserve Team Player of the Year - and striker Danny Welbeck, who

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United Awards 2007/08

Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year - Cristiano Ronaldo

Players' Player of the Year - Cristiano Ronaldo

Goal of the Season - Cristiano Ronaldo v Portsmouth (free-kick)

Denzil Haroun Reserves Player of the Year - Richard Eckersley

Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year - Danny Welbeck

 

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