Monday 20 August 2018

City dominate best XI

'Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen and Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso complete the defence' (stock picture)
'Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen and Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso complete the defence' (stock picture)

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Manchester City have dominated the Professional Footballers' Association's Premier League team of the year, with five players named in the selected XI.

Right-back Kyle Walker, centre-half Nicolas Otamendi and midfielders David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne are all honoured, along with Sergio Aguero.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen and Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso complete the defence.

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen is also included, along with his Spurs team-mate Harry Kane, the England striker among three forwards in the side completed by Liverpool frontman Mohamed Salah, who has bagged 30 league goals so far this season.

City duo De Bruyne and Silva are shortlisted for the PFA's player of the year award, along with club-mate Leroy Sane after all three helped Pep Guardiola's side win the Premier League.

Kane, Salah and De Gea are also nominated, with the winner set to be announced at the PFA's annual awards ceremony in London on Sunday.

Irish Independent

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