Ronaldo thanks fans after awards double
Cristiano Ronaldo has used social media to thank supporters who voted for him, after the Portuguese striker won both the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year and Goal of the Season awards for 2021/22.
Ronaldo was in scintillating form throughout his first campaign back at the club, as he scored 24 goals in all competitions and finished third in the race for the Premier League's golden boot. Little wonder he was a convincing winner in our Player of the Year poll, announced on Saturday.
On Sunday, the 37-year-old was confirmed as the recipient of our Goal of the Season award, for his long-range rocket against Tottenham at Old Trafford in March. That was the opening strike of what proved to be another hat-trick for the Portuguese icon.
Both accolades were voted for by the fans, and bolster an already breathtaking collection of individual honours.
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Following these successes, Ronaldo posted a message of appreciation on Instagram. It reads:
“Thanks to all the fans who voted for me. I couldn’t be more proud of winning the Sir Matt Busby Award in my comeback year to Old Trafford and to the Premier League.
“This award goes to all the supporters who’ve never let us down during a very difficult season. Thank you so much for always being on our side and for helping us get Man United back on track.
“We know we can count on you.”
In addition to these wins, Ronaldo has been nominated by his fellow professionals for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award.
The outcome of this will be announced on Thursday evening, 9 June, at the PFA’s official ceremony.
Ronaldo's contribution to the Reds this term has been significant, and our supporters have shown their support for his exploits.
He will no doubt look to maintain his remarkably high standards next season, and retain the awards he has just deservedly won.