Amidst another turbulent Manchester United season, Cristiano Ronaldo continues to defy his age as he has won the Premier League Player Of The Month Award for April. This was the 37-year-old’s second POTM award of the year and sixth overall. CR7 is now level with Steven Gerrard and only behind Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane on the all-time list with most POTM awards.
The Portuguese striker took to Twitter for addressing the award as he wrote, “My 2nd Premier League Player Of The Month Award, the 6th in my career. I’m as happy to win today as I was in my early days, the hunger for victory and achievements never fades away. Thanks to everyone that made this possible. 🙏🏽💪🏽”
My 2nd Premier League Player Of The Month Award, the 6th in my career. I’m as happy to win today as I was in my early days, the hunger for victory and achievements never fades away. Thanks to everyone that made this possible. 🙏🏽💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/euYaSsHlBG
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) May 12, 2022
Ronaldo started off April with a scintillating hattrick against Norwich where the Red Devils registered a 3-2 win. Then he scored his 100th Manchester United goal against Arsenal in a 3-1 defeat. Soon CR7 took his club goal tally to 101 in the next game against Chelsea where he scored the goal to draw the game 1-1.
Recently as Manchester United’s U18 team played in the final of the Youth FA Cup final, they were inspired by a video message from Cristiano Ronaldo before taking the pitch on Wednesday night. Ronaldo pre-recorded the message, which was played in the dressing room before emerging onto the pitch for the final against Nottingham Forest.
United’s youngsters were playing in front of an FA Youth Cup record crowd of more than 67,000 people. The video message from Ronaldo was a major motivational tool for the team as they won the game 3-1 to lift the elusive title after 11 years.
Manchester United Youth coach Tim Binnion praised his team and thanked the fans for their presence at the Old Trafford. “We’ve been blown away by the level of support and the level of interest,” Binnion said after the match.
“I’m not very often lost for words, but I am a little bit right now. I’m so proud of this football club and the academy. It’s a remarkable club to be involved with and I think we need to remind ourselves of that at times”, he added.