June 04, (THEWILL) – After a brilliant first season back at Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted Player of the Year for a record-equalling fourth time.
In September, the Portugal international returned to Old Trafford and made an immediate impact, scoring twice on his second appearance against Newcastle United. He scored 18 Premier League goals this season, a total only joint highest goal-scorers Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min exceeded.
In 38 appearances for United in all competitions, Ronaldo scored 24 goals, including age-defying hat-tricks against Tottenham and Norwich City in the EPL. After winning five Player of the Month honours at United last season, the 37-year-old was named Player of the Year on Saturday, tying David de Gea for the most wins with four.
In his first period at United, before his nine years at Real Madrid and three seasons with Juventus, Ronaldo was crowned United’s Player of the Year in 2003/2004, 2006/2007, and 2007/2008 seasons.