McTominay crowned Player of 2019 by MUDSA

The Manchester United Disabled Supporters Association has presented Scott McTominay with their Player of the Year award for 2019, at the group’s annual Old Trafford Christmas dinner.

Our popular Academy graduate, Scott, began the calendar year by muscling his way into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI and quickly formed an effective partnership with Paul Pogba in midfield. 

McTominay eventually made 16 appearances throughout the second half of our 2018/19 season, scoring two goals and also winning in the club’s Player of the Month award for April.

It’s fair to say that Scott has been a revelation during this first half of the 2019/20 campaign, too.

So far this term he has played 19 times and netted three goals. The Scotland international has even added two more of our monthly prizes to his cabinet, after winning the fan votes in both October and November. 

McTominay collected his MUDSA Player of the Year award when the entire first-team squad attended Tuesday's special banquet, where the Reds all spent time with fans.

Congratulations to Scott on winning his award!
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Watch what happened when the Reds attended MUDSA's Christmas dinner on Tuesday.
‘THE PLAYERS LOVE THIS EVENT’

Despite the busy fixture list that dominates this time of the year, United’s entire first-team squad attended the MUDSA Christmas dinner earlier this week and Phil Jones explained why it is so vital. 

“It is great and especially at a time like Christmas, that we can come here to sign a few autographs and balls,”
Jones told us.
“It is great to see them. It is not just one or two players who are here. Every player comes and every player wants to come, and to join in. We enjoy it.

“It is a special time of year and it is nice to interact with the fans. It is always something that I have enjoyed doing. These guys see us as role models, they look up to us and it is important that we do this as a team, not just in ones and twos, to make everyone happy. 

“If you can make somebody's Christmas then that is great.”

‘A SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY FOR MUDSA’

Tuesday’s event at the Theatre of Dreams was particularly noteworthy, as it celebrated the 30-year anniversary of MUDSA being established way back in 1989 – which secretary Chas Banks is proud of.

“This is a special event,” explained Chas. “It is the annual Christmas party, which is always fantastic and as you can see all of the disabled supporters get to come and meet the players. 

“All of the players come down. We started in 1989 and today is 2019, so this is the 30-year anniversary - hence all of the balloons! So it is a very, very special day for us and it is a big year ahead, when we have a lot of events and special bits and pieces planned.”

Visit www.MUDSA.org.uk to learn more about the association.

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