Player of the Month: Who gets your vote?
There are three players up for Manchester United’s Player of the Month award for May, with April’s winner Edinson Cavani among the trio.
The Uruguayan, who claimed last month's prize following a blistering spell in front of goal, continued his form into the season’s final weeks and could win back-to-back awards to finish the season.
Another man that has rounded off the season in the goals is Mason Greenwood and he too is up for the award, the final one of 2020/21, as is Scott McTominay as recognition for his strong performances in the final month of the campaign.
Visit our Official App to have your say on who should win the award by voting in our poll. The winner will be announced on Tuesday.
The Reds kicked off the month by progressing into the Europa League final, despite defeat in the second leg in Rome, coming out 8-5 winners against the Italian side on aggregate.
Upon returning home, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side faced a busy schedule in the Premier League that featured playing three times across a five-day period. We overcame Aston Villa away from home before defeats to Leicester City and Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Thousands of returning fans then watched our 1-1 draw with Fulham next time out in M16 before our youngsters edged past Wolves on the final day of the league season at Molineux.
Our season came to a close with defeat in the Europa League final to Spanish side Villarreal following a penalty shoot-out in Gdansk.
Read a recap of our three nominees' performances in May and cast your vote...
Our no.7 started the month in similar fashion to the last, with a brace against Roma, this time at he Stadio Olimpico to ensure our progression into the Europa League final. With attentions then returning to the Premier League, Cavani came off the bench to display his expert-like movement while heading home a superb clincher against Aston Villa. Having played the pass to set up Marcus Rashford’s strike against Liverpool, the next goal for the Uruguayan’s own tally was one to remember, as he produced a sumptuous first-time lob from long range, with Fulham the opponents, in front of the 10,000 returning fans at Old Trafford. Cavani then finished his debut season as a Red with our equaliser in the Europa League final.
Key stat: Cavani is only the third United player to reach 10+ goals in a single Premier League season while aged 33 or over at the start of that campaign, after Teddy Sheringham in 2000-01 and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in 2016-17.
The 19-year-old enjoyed a strong finish to the campaign and played with both maturity and responsibility in doing so. Our academy product tucked home the go-ahead goal after a good piece of control against Aston Villa before picking out the corner in a Man-of-the-Match performance against Leicester City just two days later. Playing both from the right and up front, Mason tallied up 52 appearances this season – the joint-most by any teenager in Europe’s top five leagues in 2020/21.
Key stat: Greenwood became the youngest-ever Englishman and third youngest player overall to reach 100 appearances for the Reds when he started in the Europa League semi-final second leg against Roma.
McTominay can hold his head high off the back of his performances this month, as he prepares to join up with the Scotland squad for the first major tournament of his career, in the form of this summer’s European Championship. The midfielder displayed energy, tenacity, and a progressive mentality between the boxes throughout May and despite an injury scare during the month, he was able to complete the season just short of 50 appearances for the Reds in all competitions. The highlight of our Academy graduate’s month in terms of his individual showings was no doubt his Man-of-the-Match display in the Europa League final against Villarreal.
Key stat: McTominay scored seven goals in all competitions this season, the same number he managed in his 84 appearances for the Reds prior to this campaign.
A reminder that the poll is now open in our Official App. Voting closes on Tuesday 1 June, when we'll announce the winner.