Wayne Rooney Wins PFA Award

Wayne Rooney Manchester United 2009/10
Man United striker Wayne Rooney has tonight become the fourth consecutive Manchester United player to win the award. Ryan Giggs won last season with Cristiano Ronaldo winning in 2007 and 2008.

Rooney beat off competition from Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez, Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas and Chelsea’s Didier Drogba.

Rooney is currently the Premier Leagues top scorer with 26 goals, one ahead of Chelsea’s Didier Drogba who is on 25.

Rooney has been amazing this year; we all wondered how Man United would do without the scoring prowess of Cristiano Ronaldo, Rooney has filled that void magnificently.

There have been some matches where Rooney has literally won the game and all three points for United. That’s exactly what we needed him to do this season and that’s what he’s done.

Rooney hasn’t just won this award on the amount of goals he’s scored, Rooney always works hard for the team, he’s always passionate and will always give 100%.

Rooney was also up for the Young Player of the Year award, along with Manchester City’s Joe Hart (who is on loan with Birmingham), Fabregas and the eventual winner Aston Villa’s James Milner.

The PFA Premier League team of the year has also been announced with four United players named in it:

Hart; Branislav Ivanovic, Richard Dunne, Thomas Vermaelen, Patrice Evra; Milner, Fabregas, Darren Fletcher, Antonio Valencia; Rooney and Drogba.

It’s great to see Valencia, Evra and Fletcher all recognised as well. Rooney rightly gets the plaudits but these players have also been fantastic for United this season.

In particular, I believe that Evra doesn’t get enough praise. He has been consistently good for United throughout the season. We’ve had many defensive injuries, with him being the only one who has stayed fit and been able to keep come consistancy at the back.

Over recent seasons Fletcher has been a big player for United, it took him a few seasons to get to that stage but now he can be considered as a very important player for United.

Earlier on in the season Arsenal manager did say that one of United’s players (thought to be Fletcher) had constantly been fouling his players and gets away unpunished. It’s good to see that not everyone agrees with that and Fletcher’s talent is appreciated by his fellow professionals.

Valencia didn’t get off to the best of starts when he joined United in the summer but that was to be expected. He came to one of the biggest football clubs in the world and he needed to settle in. Now he has done that and is looking like a very good player.

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