Congratulations to Cristiano and Ona on being picked for the all-star line-ups by their peers. Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Ona Batlle have been recognized for their outstanding seasons on a personal level and have been named their respective Team of the Year at the PFA Awards. The two chosen XIs, representing the Premier League and Women’s Super League, were chosen by their professional peers. Ronaldo’s inclusion in the men’s team follows a surprise return to English football at United.
The 37-year-old -year-old was named the club’s Player of the Year after topping the official poll. at Man Utd.com and the United app, and the Portuguese icon also scored the goal of the season against Tottenham Hotspur, one of 24 goals in total, 18 of which have come in the league. The full 2021/22 lineup also includes PFA Player of the Year Mo Salah in attack and is as follows:
Alisson; Alexander Arnold, van Dijk, Rüdiger, Cancelo; Bernardo, Thiago, DeBruyne; Mane, Ronaldo, Salah. It is the fifth time Ronaldo has been selected for the PFA squad in England’s top flight, following his selection in 2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, and 2008/09.
Meanwhile, Batlle’s place in WSL’s Team of the Year recognizes his contributions to Marc Skinner’s Reds during an exciting season, his second at the club. The Spain international was included in our women’s squad by Levante in the summer of 2020, becoming her country’s first player. At the end of her debut season, the attacking full-back was named United’s player of the year by the manager’s staff. and their teammates. Batlle may have passed that baton to Ella Toone and Alessia Russo this season as winners of our 2021/22 fan and player-voted awards. But the Spaniard continued to impress her colleagues and opponents as she helped United finish fourth in the WSL and push rivals Manchester City into the final days of the race for a place in the Women’s Champions League. Year. The WSL Team of the Year is: Berger; Batlle, Bright, Williamson, Greenwood; riding, landfill, small; Miedema, Kerr, Hemp.