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16/05/2014 14:18, Report by Mark Froggatt

Vote for May's star man

Nemanja Vidic, Juan Mata and Adnan Januzaj are the nominees for this season's final Manchester United Player of the Month award.

The triumvirate all impressed in May as Ryan Giggs finished his four-game spell as interim manager with a win, a loss and a draw in the Barclays Premier League. Here, we sum up each player’s contribution…

Nemanja Vidic: The departing club captain made three May appearances and bid an emotional farewell to Old Trafford following the 3-1 win over Hull City, saying: “You fans have been fantastic to me for all of these years. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” A bloodied final outing at Southampton brought down the curtain on his Reds career. 

Juan Mata: It was a quieter month for April's star man, but his delicious free-kick at St Mary's deserves recognition. That was his sixth goal in as many matches, capping a fine start with United and helping him earn a place in Spain’s preliminary World Cup squad. 

Adnan Januzaj: The winger was a lively substitute against Sunderland but reserved his best work for the game against Steve Bruce's Tigers, producing an adventurous performance that earned praise from Giggs. The Belgian then enjoyed an eye-catching tussle with Southampton’s Luke Shaw, showing why both are rated hot prospects.

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