Manchester United cancel the end of season awards ceremony
Manchester United have made the decision to cancel the end of season award ceremony, report The Mirror.
The club would have been due to hold a glitzy black-tie ceremony for the first time since the pandemic.
However, the players are reportedly too embarrassed at the prospect of the event, and have requested it be cancelled, with full agreement of the club.
The decision comes in light of the club’s worst ever Premier League season, and after a 4-0 defeat to Brighton in the last game.
Right decision to cancel the end of season awards ceremony
Manchester United have undoubtedly made the right decision to cancel the end of season awards ceremony.
There quite simply is nothing to celebrate. Holding the ceremony would have been a huge PR own goal after the season we have just witnessed.
It is not just the fact United enter the last game of the season battling to salvage sixth place, when fourth looked like the minimum heading into the season.
It is the lifeless way the players have performed under two managers, surrendering against rivals Manchester City and Liverpool in both matches.
Supporters have been repeatedly embarrassed by the levels of displays this season, the lack of fight, the leaks to the media, and the way several players already have an eye on an exit.
The loss at Brighton was the final straw, and many supporters enter the last game of the season not caring, and simply wanting the match to be over with.
While perhaps one or two players may be deserving of some credit, Cristiano Ronaldo for instance has still scored 24 goals in this awful team, the players of the season award can still be handed out, low-key, behind the scenes.
Nobody wanted to see these under performing players prance around in suits at a gala event to celebrate a season of failure.
It’s the right decision to cancel the end of season awards ceremony, and really, it was the only option.