Man Utd have trio named in UEFA club awards

Manchester United have three nominations in UEFA's Club Footballer of the Year award list. The winner will be presented at a special awards ceremony in Monte Carlo next week.

Manchester United have three nominations in UEFA's Club Footballer of the Year award list.

The winner will be presented at a special awards ceremony in Monte Carlo next week.

The three players that went all the way to last season's Champions League final, where United lost to Barcelona in Rome, are goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, defender Nemanja Vidic and forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who has since joined Real Madrid.

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech and defender John Terry, and Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard were also nominated.

Nominations:

Goalkeepers: Petr Cech (Chelsea), Victor Valdes (Barcelona), Edwin van der Sar (Manchester United)

Defenders: Gerard Pique (Barcelona), John Terry (Chelsea), Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United)

Midfielder: Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta (both Barcelona)

Forward: Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi (both Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)

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