Jose Mourinho seems to have gone for a taste of variety recently, as he made up his own Player of the Year award and handed it to a player of his choice.
It’s not something which exists beyond the Under-16 Sunday leagues, however, the Portuguese tactician has taken the initiative to encourage the players who were overshadowed by skilful figures.
Displaying a marvellous campaign between the posts, David de Gea yet again secured Manchester United’s Player of the Year title.
But the Mancunian gaffer named Scott McTominay his own Player of the Year, presenting the youngster with a trophy.
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Mourinho has played the youngster on 20 occasions this term, which shows the faith he has installed in the central midfielder.
Accordingly, the 21-year-old, who is now a Scotland international, was picked at the unexpected award ceremony at Tuesday’s event.
Undoubtedly, the incident has attracted quite a lot of reactions on social media, with supporters flooding Twitter with their responses.
Looks like José has decided there should now be a manager's player of the year gong at the Mufc POTY of the year awards. This year he's chosen Scott McTominay
— Paul Hirst (@hirstclass) May 1, 2018
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 1, 2018
The boss’ recognition would occur as a great deal of encouragement to the young player, and would certainly have an impact on his performances in the future. The award should also supply him with enough confidence to present his undying fidelity to the Mancunian club.