Englishman has enjoyed the finest season of his career.
By Anthreeony Sciarrino
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been named the 2010 PFA Player of the Year after a marvelous season that has seen him score 34 times in all competitions and help the Red Devils in their bid for a fourth consecutive Premier League title.
The England international is fighting some injury problems but won the award comfortably ahead of Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea striker Didier Drogba and Manchester City forward Carlos Tévez, according to The Telegraph.
With two time PFA Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo departing Old Trafford for Real Madrid in the summer, Rooney has responded with the best season of his career, scoring 34 goals and helping United win the Carling Cup.
The 24-year-old is also the favorite for the Football Writers’ Footballer of the Year award.
In his young career Rooney has won three Premier League titles, two League Cups and a Champions League, with United still in heavy contention for a fourth league title in a row.
With Rooney winning the award this season it means that a United player has won the award for the fourth year in a row as Ryan Giggs won it last year and Ronaldo received the award each of the two seasons before that.
Rooney won the PFA Young Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006, but this year the honor went to Aston Villa’s James Milner, who has enjoyed a fine season for the Champions League hopefuls.
Premier League Team of the Year: Hart; Ivanovic, Vermaelen, Dunne, Evra; Fabregas, Milner, Fletcher, Valencia; Rooney, Drogba.
congratulations rooney. the season had been incredible. he did well despite the departure of ronaldo. i believe there’s more for him to show. im hoping that fergie would consider getting a good partner for him next season. anyway two matches to go before season ends. the title is still within reach thanks to spurs. all threet anothee clubs, chelsea, manchester united and arsenal fought well this season. let us hope for yet another great ending this time around.. good luck man u players!
team of the year.. why ivanovic and valencia? i have no doubt of others as they’ve showed some real talent this season. for right back position i was hoping for bosingwa, sagna. ivanovic seems vulnerable during most games. and a bit slow. looking at valencia.. well he’s pretty good but not the best. i can’t nominate one but i believe there’s some other players better than him. anyhow congrats to those nominated for team of the year. two matches to go… glory glory man united! article copied from Goal.com.