Law receives North West Football Award

Tuesday 23 November 2021 10:30

Manchester United legend Denis Law was last night honoured for his contribution to the game at the North West Football Awards.

The annual event takes place each year to celebrate the region's leading lights in the beautiful game. Law was at Manchester's other Old Trafford, the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club, to collect his award in front of 600 guests.

Bryan Robson was on hand to present it to him and to hail his achievements. "This sums Denis up," said the former United captain. "He was called 'The King'. You don't get called 'The King' for being an average player."

Manchester United Foundation staff receive the Community Club Of The Season award.

Law is the first recipient of the Maurice Watkins CBE Lifetime Achievement Award, named after the former United director who sadly passed away earlier this year. Maurice played an integral role with the Northwest Football Awards from its inception 14 years ago.

Off the field, Manchester United Foundation was awarded the 'Community Club of the Season - Premier League'. The Foundation dedicated the award to their committed staff who work so hard to ensure that the young people in the community get the support they deserve.

Manchester United's executive head chef, James Tagg, collected the 'Unsung Hero' award in recognition of his work throughout the pandemic.

Spearheading a catering team of over 100 staff, Tagg designed and implemented an industrial-scale operation to produce 60,000 meals for hard-working NHS staff in local hospitals and 85,000 meals for locals families, distributed through our partner school network.

Chef Tagg collects his Unsung Hero trophy.
Congratulations to all our winners, and well done to the three players who were shortlisted for individual awards on the pitch - namely Luke Shaw (Player of the Year), Ona Batlle (Player of the Year and Rising Star) and Shola Shoretire (Rising Star).