On Wednesday, CR7 was nominated for three end-of-season awards after his first campaign back at Manchester United ended.
Things didn’t go to plan for Manchester United in 2021/22 with a measly sixth-place finish in the Premier League, but Cristiano Ronaldo was still able to shine.
In just 30 appearances, Ronaldo scored a decent 18 goals to finish as the league’s third-highest scorer. He produced some brilliant goals and won critical points, leading to nominations in the following three awards:
#1 Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year
Named after the club’s iconic former manager, the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year is awarded to the best Manchester United player of the season.
Ronaldo is among the favorites to win the award for a fourth time alongside David de Gea.
CR7 last won the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year during the 2003/04, 2006/07, and 2007/08 seasons.
🗳️ Voting is now open for the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award. #MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 25, 2022
#2 Premier League Game Changer
The Premier League Game Changer award belongs to the player who fans believe had the single most game-changing performance of the 2021/22 campaign.
Ronaldo’s match-winning hat-trick against Tottenham in March has earned him a nomination. He is one of the six nominees for this award.
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) vs Tottenham
- Paul Pogba (Manchester United) vs Leeds
- Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal) vs Leicester
- Steven Bergwijn (Tottenham) vs Leicester
- Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) vs Wolves
- Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City) vs Aston Villa
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— Castrol (@Castrol) May 25, 2022
#3 Goal of the Season
Cristiano Ronaldo’s first goal against Tottenham in March has won a nomination for the Premier League’s Goal of the Season.
- Danny Ings (Aston Villa) v Newcastle United
- Andros Townsend (Everton) v Burnley
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) v Manchester City
- Rodri (Manchester City) v Everton
- Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) v Southampton
- Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea) v Liverpool
- Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) v Norwich City
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) v Tottenham Hotspur
- Miguel Almiron (Newcastle United) v Crystal Palace
- Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) v Leicester City
It’s that time…
— Premier League (@premierleague) May 25, 2022