Manchester United Looks To Win More Awards from UEFA

ThomasSenior Writer IAugust 22, 2008

This week, UEFA will announce the winners of this year's Club Footballer of the Year awards. Manchester United has six players on UEFA's shortlist, the most from any club. 

All players are also candidates for the Club Footballer of the Year award.

Van Der Sar

The most-capped Dutch international is up for the best goalkeeper award. His most memorable Champions League game has to be the final against Chelsea, in which he saved penalty shots and helped win the match.

Rio Ferdinad & Nemanja Vidic


The two defenders are in the running for the defender of the year. They were both instrumental in helping Man. Utd. get to the finals. Neither of them looks to be slowing down either.

Paul Scholes

Scholes is in the mix for midfielder of the year. Despite being older, Scholes still has talent. Instrumental in many Champions League games, he's a favorite to win the award.

Cristiano Ronaldo & Wayne Rooney

The two players had a great run in Europe, and both players are up for the forward of the year. Ronaldo scored over 42 goals in 49 appearances last season. Rooney scored 18 goals, but is known this year as Ronaldo's provider. Both will be hoping for more success this season.

Other Canidates

Best Goalkeeper 

Peter Cech - Chelsea

Pepe Reina - Liverpool

Manuel Almunia - Arsenal

Manuel Neuer - Schalk 04

Defender of the Year

John Terry - Chelsea

Jamie Carragher - Liverpool

Carles Puyol - FC Barcelona

Midfielder of the Year

Michael Essien - Chelsea

Frank Lampard - Chelsea

Cesc Fabergas - Arsenal

Steven Gerrard - Liverpool

Forward of the Year

Didier Drogba - Chelsea

Fernando Torres - Liverpool

Lionel Messi - FC Barcelona

The managers from the 16 clubs who made it to the final 16 will vote for the winners.

Who do you think should win the awards? Should it be a Manchester United sweep? Or should some other people get the awards? Decide and post your answers down below.