Manchester United may not have reached the Europa League final, but two individual players clinched individual awards.
Bruno Fernandes finished as the competition’s top scorer, winning the Europa League golden boot.
He scored eight goals in total, five for Sporting and three for Manchester United.
This was one more than the seven Romelu Lukaku scored for Inter, not counting his decisive own goal in the final obviously.
Fernandes also provided four assists for United and Sporting across the competition.
Mason Greenwood finished as the joint fourth highest scorer with five goals.
His disallowed strike against FC Copenhagen denied him a place in the top three. Still, his goals were an impressive return for a player who was just 17 when the competition began.
Sergio ‘safe hands’ Romero
While part of Fernandes’ success was with Sporting, Sergio Romero’s individual achievement this season was entirely as a United player.
Romero won the Europa League golden glove, the award for keeping the most clean sheets in the competition.
He kept seven clean sheets in total from nine appearances, conceding just two goals, against Club Brugge and LASK.
This was one more than Sevilla’s Bonnou, who kept six, and missed the chance to tie level with Romero in the final. He did of course finish the tournament with a winner’s medal.
Romero’s individual record will make it even tougher for him to take that he was left out of United’s semi-final against Sevilla.
While David de Gea did not make any errors, Romero will know that if he was in the side, the game would have gone differently, for better or worse.
Not getting the chance to find out for himself will hurt, especially with the blow coming so soon after his FA Cup semi-final omission too.
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