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Man Utd grounds team win Premier League award

17 May 2019
Man Utd grounds team award

Old Trafford grounds manager Tony Sinclair and his colleagues rewarded for providing pristine playing surface

The Premier League Grounds Team of the Season award for 2018/19 has been won by Manchester United.

Match delegates and referees awarded marks throughout the season based on a number of factors including usage of the pitch and the environmental conditions.

The hard work in maintaining a pristine playing surface has paid off for Old Trafford grounds manager Tony Sinclair and his team, who succeed 2017/18 winners Watford.

Premier League Grounds Team of the Season 2019/20, Manchester United
Tony Sinclair, sixth from the left, back row, with his Premier League Grounds Team of the Season

"It's unbelievable," Sinclair told the club's official website. "It’s something we are immensely proud of as a team.

"The condition of the pitch in the last four, five, six years, has come on tremendously.

"It's a great achievement for the team of staff. That's first and foremost. I always make sure I acknowledge the staff we have because you need a good team behind you. I have definitely got that."

AFC Bournemouth, Arsenal, Liverpool, Newcastle United and Southampton were highly commended by the judges.

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