So the time has come. It’s time to put forward votes for the Manchester United player of the year. This year it’s a really difficult one!
- Antonio Valencia.
Valencia has been a crucial player to our 2011/12 campaign and rest assured without him, we wouldn’t be first place. When returning from injury last season it was clear how much of an impact he is on our squad. We’re just fortunate to of had him virtually all season with not much injury.
- David De Gea
A few months into the season and many people were calling him the “Transfer flop of the season” but ever since that 3-3 draw with Chelsea he’s been in a different league. Now, with every kick off I can relax knowing that he is in the net. Give him 2 more seasons and he’ll be touted as the best goalkeeper in the world.
- Jonny Evans
After Vidic picked up the season ruining injury in the Champions League, there was a few worries with who would replace him for the season. Knowing that Jonny Evans was probably the next suitable replacement was a bit worrying. Combine time with a partnership and you get probably one of the most consistent centre backs of the Premier League.
- Michael Carrick
Last but not least. Carrick has been pivotal in this seasons title race. According to Opta’s stats, he has been one of the best holding midfielders in the world this season. Not bad to say he has so many haters. In my opinion, he is probably the most unsung premier league player.
But it’s time to choose and it’s safe to say that Carrick gets my vote. A controversial vote, but a vote nonetheless. What do you guys think?
Here’s the thing that makes life so intersesting:
The theory of evolution claims that only the strongest shall survive. Maybe so, maybe so. But the theory of competition states that just because they’re the strong doesn’t mean they can’t get their asses kicked. That’s right.
See, with every longshot, come from behind underdog will tell you is this: The other guy may in fact be the favourite, the odds may be stacked against you… fair enough. But what the odds don’t know is that this isn’t a maths test. This is a completely different kind of test. One where passion has a funny way of showing logic.
So, before you step up to the starting line, before the whistle blows and the clocks start ticking - just remember, out here? The results don’t always add up. No matter what the stats may say. What the experts may say and the commentators have predicted. When the race is on… ALL BETS ARE OFF!
Don’t be surprised if someone decides to flip the script and take a pass on yelling uncle. Then suddenly, as the old saying goes, we got ourselves a game!