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Wijnaldum to be guest of honour at Manchester United Champions League clash

6 years ago

A busy 24 hours ahead for Gini Wijnaldum.

Firstly, on Monday night he has the responsibility of trying to help Newcastle United get their first Premier League win of the season against West Ham.

Then Tuesday night he will be in Holland and is guest of honour as PSV take on Manchester United.

The match is being billed by PSV as ‘Gini Wijnaldum saying farewell to the club’.

In a statement they confirm that the Newcastle midfielder will be ‘applauded onto the pitch’ at half-time.

Wijnaldum of course was the key figure as he Captained PSV to a stunning 17 points end of season gap ahead of Ajax. The attacking midfielder also being named as the Dutch League’s player of the year.

Meaning a title win for PSV and of course automatic entry into the group stage of the Champions League.

The Dutch club’s stunning season of course also led to transfers for PSV stars such as Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay.

PSV Official Statement

‘Georginio Wijnaldum will be applauded onto the pitch at half-time of PSV’s Champions League clash with Manchester United. As captain, he guided PSV to their first Eredivisie title in seven years.

Eredivisie title, KNVB Cup and Johan Cruijff Shield

Georginio Wijnaldum joined PSV in the summer of 2011 and made 154 appearances in all competitions, scoring 56 goals in the process. PSV head coach Phillip Cocu handed him the captain’s armband in the 2013/14 season.

The midfielder was all over the place, proved to be a prolific scorer and guided PSV to their first Eredivisie title in seven years. He won the Golden Shoe Award as player of the year last season. During his spell in Eindhoven, Wijnaldum won the Eredivisie title as well as the KNVB Cup and the Johan Cruijff Shield with PSV.’


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