In what has been a disastrous season for the Red Devils defensively, ​left-back Luke Shaw was named the Manchester United Player of the Year and received the Matt Busby award for excellence.


The ex-Southampton man won both the Fan's version and Player's versions of the award. He has now become only the second outfield player to be named Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year in the six years since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.


"It's obviously nice for me, but I'd rather win no [individual] trophies and have a better season as a team. We need to move on and focus now on next season and what's to come," he said, via ManUtd.com.



United fans on social media, however, sounded pretty disgusted at the decision to hand this prestigious award to a defender after what has been a dismal defensive performance by the team.


Here's how they reacted on Twitter:




























Luke Shaw signed for United from Southampton when he was 19, for a world record fee for a teenager then, in 2014. After a slow start to his United career in 2014, because of injuries and suspensions, he broke regularly into the first team in 2015/16.


A sustained run of form saw him being compared to the likes of Patrice Evra, with his technique and commitment very much resembling the United legend. However, he suffered a double leg fracture against PSV Eindhoven, which ruled him out for the season.


An excellent return this season to fitness and form has seen him become the undisputed left back of the United squad. Aside from Shaw, Andreas Pereira won the Goal of the Year for his screamer against Southampton.