In what was a disastrous season for the Red Devils, 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. Shaw's work ethic and improved performances ensured that he won the award. He also scored 1 goal and assisted 5 times during the course of this season, except one assist, all of them coming in the Premier League.
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.
Under Jose Mourinho, who did not seem to trust the English international, he barely made the first team, with Ashley Young and Matteo Darmian seemingly ahead of him in the pecking order at left-back.
An excellent return this season to fitness and form has seen him become the undisputed left back of the United squad. Aside from Shaw,
Katie Zelem won the Women’s Player of the Year as United were promoted to the Women’s Super League as champions of the Women’s Championship in their first season as a team.
Tahith Chong, rumoured to be under consideration for a start in United’s final game of the Premier League season won the Reserve Player of the Year.
United end their season trophyless after one final game at the Old Trafford against recently relegated Cardiff City.