Has Chicharito Been United’s Player Of The Season?

Ryan Giggs

The most decorated British player in the history of the Universe has had yet another season to remember and may well actually one day break Stanley Matthew’s record of playing well into his seventies.

Giggs has shown yet again what makes United better than any other team- skill, class and determination, he’s got it all. I’ll never forget watching the 37 year old at Upton Park earlier in the season chasing a loose ball in the 93rd minute of the Carling Cup as the Reds trailed 4-0. Giggs isn’t just a legend he’s an institution but has he genuinely been United’s best player this season? Arguably not. He’s mint and this is a cracking season for him but I’d argue it would be our hearts rather than our heads making him the player of the season.

Dimitar Berbatov

It’s funny how fickle some Reds can be- in fact it’s not actually funny it’s pretty shameful. A season ago in the home game against Spurs was the nadir of my time as a Red. Seriously. The amount of barely coherent ranting aimed at the Buglarian before he’d even kicked a ball was a disgrace. I understand the anger and frustration some people feel when a highly paid player doesn’t do himself or the shirt justice but verbally attacking him every time he gets near the ball is beyond belief.

This season it’s a different story, 21 league goals a hat trick against the Scousers. It couldn’t have been much better for the man formerly known as “that f*cking lazy tw*t” by some fans. Although yet again we hear the same drivel being spouted when he missed a sitter at Wembley he’s certainly convinced the vast amjority of fans that’s he’s the real deal.

If it wasn’t for the fact¬†he’s been dropped pretty much for most of the past month or so, you’d argue he’d have wlaked player of the season. Great player. Great season but the fact he’s now third choice striker probably makes a mockery of the idea he’s United’s best.


The grumpiest United player since Lee Sharpe has been a complete waste of money this season and proof that Sir Alex needs to retire. 12 goals in 24 league games for a debut season is a farce. The fact that many of those goals- Stoke away, Blackpool away, Everton at home were vital is no excuse. His Champions league record is equally deplorable take away the goals against Marseille, Valencia and Chelsea and what have you got? The lad needs selling as soon as possible, anyway must dash the nurse says its time for my meds.

In all seriousness Chicharito has done more to give United a much needed impetus than any other player this season. the fans are genuinely buzzing about him and have been ever since he arrived. Whenever he’s on the pitch- or even the bench there’s a belief that United can and will get a goal. He also seems to play as I imagine most United fans would if we were fortunate enough to be blessed with talent great enough to star at Old Trafford- a big smile on his face, shed loads of effort and a ‘its the team that matters more than my goals’¬†persona.

Has he been the player of the season? Although the next few games could well see Nani or maybe even Berbatov do something special to convince myself and many other Reds otherwise I’m gonna be boring and go with the majority.

Am I overstating the Mexican’s impact? Do other players I’ve not mentioned deserve to be considered? Where the hell have I put my car keys? Feel free to comment below:


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