Man Utd players were 'embarrassed' to attend their end of season awards dinner

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Luke Shaw came away from Manchester United’s end of season award night as the big winner, claiming the Players’ Player of the Year before scooping the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award - voted for by the fans.

It was very much a case of the best out of a bad bunch.

Shaw has made 40 appearances in all competitions this season, winning the player of the month on three occasions.

But if you watched United’s 1-1 draw with Huddersfield last weekend, you’d know that Shaw has been far from perfect this campaign.

And now it’s emerged that United players were actually 'embarrassed' to even be at their club’s end of season awards night.

An insider told the Daily Mail: "Most of them felt uncomfortable being there after the season they've had. There has been nothing to celebrate.

"The feeling was more one of embarrassment. The players only thought the women's team and kids have done anything worth celebrating."

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The Red Devils go into their final match of the season in sixth as they host already relegated Cardiff on the final day.

A recent run of two wins in their last 11 matches in all competitions has seen them crash out of the FA Cup, the Champions League and the running for a top-four finish.

And it seems the players have acknowledged that simply isn’t good enough.

Shaw himself admitted that, while he’s pleased to pick up the accolades, he’d rather win trophies with the club.

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"I think for me personally it's probably been my best season since I've been here. I would have rather it had been a better season for the team but it wasn't meant to be. Thank you to the fans for voting me for this. And from me and the team we want to, not apologise, but we know it's been a bad season.

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"I look at the players in this team, we have amazing players, I know we will come back stronger. I'm very positive about next year, we all are as a team.

"It's very special, especially [to receive the award from the fans]. They've always stuck by me and I pay that back to them by winning trophies - not trophies like this - but thank you to them and that's all I've got to say.

"You could see the massive difference and change when the boss came in, he lifted everyone' spirits ups, he knows deep down what this club needs and is all about. And at a time like that it's what we needed. He's done an amazing job. We've had ups and downs but he's looking forward to getting us back in pre-season."

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