Premier League

Ferguson and Vidic land awards

May 21, 2011

Manchester United have claimed an awards double with Sir Alex Ferguson and Nemanja Vidic landing the Barclays Manager and Player of the Season honours.

Nemanja Vidic says he'll see out his career at Old Trafford
GettyImagesNemanja Vidic says he'll see out his career at Old Trafford

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Ferguson has led United to their 12th Premier League title, and 19th English league success overall, plus the Champions League final.

Centre-back Vidic has been the key cog in United's defence and has made more league starts than any other Red Devils player during the campaign.

Ferguson, 69, lands the top manager award from the Premier League sponsors for a ninth time, while 29-year-old Vidic has now been named Barclays' player of the season twice in his United career, with votes coming from representatives of football's governing bodies, the media and supporters.