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The final Bubsy Babe award is "Most Improved" player of the year. I have whittled it down to four candidates for you to choose from.
Jonny Evans - After an abysmal year last season, where he was forever getting bullied in the air, leading him to drop behind new arrival Chris Smalling in the pecking order, the Northern Irishman bounced back with a big bang. WIth Vidic out injured for most of the season, Evans stepped up to the plate and performed remarkably. It has been said before on many a time on this site. Let me say it again. He was our finest defender this season. Able to turn his weaknesses into strengths. Strong in the air, hard in the tackle and he reads the game so well. Also started to ignite many attack with some good surging runs come the end of the season. He featured in 39 games this season. Scored one and layed on three more.
Danny Welbeck - After spending a year on loan at Sunderland, Danny boy would never have imagined the season he has enjoyed. Seen off competition for his spot from Dimitar Berbatov and Javier Hernandez. His partnership with Wayne Rooney was fantastic, as they dovetailed beautifully. Will need to score a few more goals to keep everyone happy, but he is still very young and is on the upward curve. Earned himself a deserved spot In Roy Hodgson's England squad. Overall he played in 39 games, scoring 13 goals and laying on four more
Tom Cleverley - Started like a house on fire but then struggled for form. Him and Anderson struck up a wonderful partnership that helped us score a shed load of goals early in the season. In particular seemed to link up well with Ashley Young and Wayne Rooney with his clever runs from deep. Would have liked to have seen him score one or two however. When he regained his fitness he had Paul Scholes and Micheal Carrick ahead of him who had the Centre of midfield on lock down so he was limited to cameo's from the bench. Altogether he played in15 and assisted three goals
Antonio Valencia - We all knew he was a fine player. Yet this season, after Christmas, he emerged as THE best right winger in England bar none. Time and time again he layed on goals and created chances. Also scored what should have been a crucial goal at Blackburn, which many believed had sealed us 20th title. It would have done had we not forgot our lines against Blackburn. Benefited from Paul Scholes's return, as the Sat Nav was able to feed him long diagonal balls, enabling to get at his man time and time again. Overall, Tony V played in 38 games, scoring 6 goals and assisting 15 more.
There you have it. Remember, it is not the best player of the year, but who is the most improved.
Who is TBB's most improved player of the season?
Jonny Evans (184 votes)
Danny Welbeck (83 votes)
Tom Cleverley (8 votes)
Antonio Valencia (62 votes)
337 total votes