Shaw won the two top accolades at the Manchester United awards night on Thursday, despite having a mixed season.

The left-back has made 40 appearances for United across all competitions this season, as United failed to reach the top four in the Premier League and were eliminated early in the League Cup.

Shaw was criticised on Sunday as United slipped to a 1-1 draw against Huddersfield.

A clip went viral on Sunday showing the defender walking while the Terriers went on the counter attack, leaving fans reeling.

United’s defending has been lacklustre this year to say the least, having conceded 52 goals in the league alone.

And this summer, United are set to spend big on their defence as they look to mount a challenge towards the top four next term.

United fans have made their feelings known about their team’s defending, and many took to Twitter to criticise the decision to award Shaw with both gongs.

One fan claimed Scott McTominay should have won the award, writing: “I don’t know why Luke shaw won player of the year at united while he never score and assist…it was deserved for my boy McTominay.”

“Luke Shaw. I don’t think the bar has ever been set lower,” one wrote in disappointment.

Another fan fumed: “Luke Shaw wins POTY? He’s had some good games but a lot of bad ones too. Lindelof would’ve been my choice but it’s hardly an embarrassment of riches. More just an embarrassment.”

One fan wrote: “Luke Shaw gets it just because he’s finally been able to keep himself fit all season.”

“Luke Shaw player of the year good god. He’s certainly improved this year but I doubt he’ll ever be mentioned in the same breath as Dennis Irwin or Patrice Evra, or maybe even Mikaël Silvestre.. #mufc” another wrote.

Shaw was humble upon receiving the award, and admitted that he was keen to put the disappointment of this season behind him.

“I think all the players are agreeing that we need to forget this season as quickly as possible,” he said to MUTV.

“We’re all very disappointed with how it’s finished and with what’s going on around us in the Champions League, it’s hurting even more.

”But, this break will come at a good time and I think we need to refocus and come back stronger next year. With the players we have and the managing staff we have I’m sure we will.“

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