Monday, 26 April 2010

Wayne Rooney – PFA player of the year 2010

For the fourth year running a Manchester United player has won the PFA Player of the Year and this year it is no surprise the award has gone to Wayne Rooney. Such has been Rooney’s importance to both Man Utd and England this season that when he twisted his ankle inrooney a Champions League match in March there was nearly a collective nervous breakdown amongst the English media and Old Trafford faithful. The award is voted for by the members of the Professional Footballers’ Association and John Terry (winner in 2005) said it was ‘the ultimate accolade to be voted for by your fellow professionals whom you play against week-in and week-out’.

Last year the award was won by Ryan Giggs and in the previous two years by Cristiano Ronaldo. Rooney has scored 34 goals for Man Utd and 8 for England so far this season and his forward play has been nothing short of magnificent. There was much speculation that Utd wouldn’t be able to mount a title challenge this season following Ronaldo’s departure, but the Portuguese winger’s move seems to have given Rooney the opportunity to demonstrate his skills and goal scoring prowess. Here’s hoping Rooney will be fully fit for England’s participation in this summer’s World Cup in South Africa.


Anonymous said...

What utter claptrap! I'd rather have Drogba in any day of the week. The PFA players may play but they're still influenced unduly by the Man U loving media.Unless we get the world cup, Rooney will end up without any REAL silverware this year (Carling Cup = Mickey Mouse Cup, and Vidic should have gone) Even with the trip to Anfield,I am confident Chelsea will do the double this year.The real glories are heading to West London. Get over it.
Steve Coulson

Philip Ritchie said...

Hi Steve and thanks for the comment. Everytime I hear a Cheslki supporter make a comment like this I get out the DVD of the Champions League final from 2008 and watch the penalty shoot out. Can't get enough of JT's tears.

Anyway, it's great to hear from you, we ought to try and meet up sometime.