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Man Utd's separate end-of-season awards after canceling their own

The good news for Manchester United fans is that their terrible 2023/24 season is coming to an end. The bad news is that it's not over yet.

On Wednesday, the Red Devils host European rivals Newcastle, who have already won 3-0 at Old Trafford this season, before their Premier League campaign ends with a trip to Brighton.

United look set to record their lowest ever Premier League season, currently sitting eighth in the table, and have canceled their annual awards ceremony at the end of this turbulent campaign.

The club insists that this should not interfere with their FA Cup final against rivals Manchester City. But it's not a good look by any means, really.

Don't be afraid, because we are 90 min they are there to hand out awards on their behalf – as we did with Chelsea last year.

Alejandro Garnacho

Garnacho shined this year / Clive Brunskill/GettyImages

At least not all United players have been angry this season.

Congratulations to the 19 year old Alejandro Garnachowho has had to do a lot of maturing just to make sure his side can at least compete.

Andre OnanaAndre Onana

What a story of redemption, by the way / Michael Regan/GettyImages

Good lord, the pickings were small here.

Much was made of United's summer transfer business when it happened, that they were the players Erik ten Hag's squad needed to help close the gap on the title challengers.

But Mason Mount has spent much of the year injured, the weight of expectations has slowed the rise of Rasmus Hojlund, and Sofyan Amrabat should probably consider taking up competitive curling.

Despite a terrifying and self-destructive start to life in Manchester, Andre Onana it has started to turn the corner.

Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes - Soccer Player - Born 1994, André Onana, Christian Eriksen, Alejandro Garnacho, Rasmus Højlund, Harry MaguireScott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes - Soccer Player - Born 1994, André Onana, Christian Eriksen, Alejandro Garnacho, Rasmus Højlund, Harry Maguire

Ah, the real beauty from this season / Visionhaus/GettyImages

A league-wide surge in stoppage time has produced a remarkable comeback late this season, and it's only fitting that a team like United are holding their own.

Their 92 minutes home clash with Brentford, the Red Devils were clearly second best. Then Scott McTominay came up with a brace, scoring in the 93rd and 97th minutes.

That's United's legacy right there.

Harry MaguireHarry Maguire

Captain, leader, legend – one truth and two lies / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Okay, so Harry Maguire he may not be a quick defender. Or they are not very smart. Even if it is very powerful. Or even better in the air. Or the most inspiring. Or popular among fans. Even if you are kind to the players.

But he has enough to carry himself well and has regained his confidence this season. In Euros, you go.

Erik ten HagErik ten Hag

Just smile and wave, guys / Charlotte Tattersall/GettyImages

You have to give credit Ten Hag for staying positive despite the setback he oversaw.

“We are one of the most energetic and exciting teams in the league right now. We create a lot of chances by playing good football.”

Well, you're right considering United's games are usually fun to watch. It is not often that his team creates excitement when in charge.

Erik ten HagErik ten Hag

The goods keep on coming / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/GettyImages

United have conceded 600 shots this season – the worst in Premier League history. These are the numbers that will compete with the worst relegated team.

But Ten Hag isn't worried about that.

“Perhaps we are not very good in scoring against them, but in the goals scored [we are good], and it's all about that. Those are the numbers [that] count.”

They are not particularly good in the scoring ratio, for what he says.

Scott McTominay, Harry Maguire, Mason Mount, Kristoffer AjerScott McTominay, Harry Maguire, Mason Mount, Kristoffer Ajer

The joy of disbelief / Clive Rose/GettyImages

After a narrow defeat at Old Trafford earlier in the season, Brentford got their revenge against United back at the Gtech Community Stadium.

The Bees were dominant from start to finish, although they thought they had lost to Mount's 96th minute goal, only Kristoffer Ajer to convert the equalizer before the final whistle.

Brentford registered 85 touches in the United box – third most in a Premier League season. But, you know, Ten Hag said it was okay.

Michael OliseMichael Olise

Olise punishes Man Utd / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

We could do a whole article about United's worst defeat of the season (and believe me, we probably will), but 4-0 tonking at Crystal Palace taking the cake.

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Time to go, Casemiro / Chloe Knott – Danehouse/GettyImages

Jamie Carragher sent a cruel message Casemiro after his dreadful display at Palace: “Leave the ball before the ball leaves you.”


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Bedlam at Stamford Bridge / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

United led 3-2 at Chelsea with 99 minutes and 18 seconds on the clock.

They lost 4-3.

Young United fan Cole Palmer scored a match-winning hat-trick for the Blues.

Alejandro GarnachoAlejandro Garnacho

What could have been / Robin Jones/GettyImages

Since Garnacho's 89th minute goal against Arsenal was ruled out for offside back in September, Ten Hag sought to identify it as a slide moment whenever possible.

No, Erik. The season couldn't have looked that different. That goal wouldn't magically make you better at defending.

Donny van de BeekDonny van de Beek

As shocked as we all are / Richard Sellers/Allstar/GettyImages

Donny van de Beek somehow logged 21 minutes in two appearances for United this season before joining Eintracht Frankfurt on loan.

So much for the redemption arc under his former manager Ajax.

Jadon SanchoJadon Sancho

He's the famous Jadon Sancho and he's going to Wembley / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

Jadon Sancho he should not have attacked Ten Hag on social media. Ten Hag should not have publicly outed him the way he did.

Both teams are good and bad, but only one of them will compete in next month's Champions League final.

Now it's time for him to get some sweet, sweet transfer value again.


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