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The PFA Player of the Year nominees were revealed earlier this afternoon, and unsurprisingly three of the players up for the award belong to Premier League leaders Leicester City.
Record-breaking striker Jamie Vardy, prolific winger Riyad Mahrez and tireless midfielder N’Golo Kante were all deservedly shortlisted for their part in Leicester’s remarkable title charge.
Homegrown Tottenham Hotspur hero Harry Kane, Arsenal assist-king Mesut Ozil and superb West Ham United signing Dimitri Payet are the other three candidates. Fair enough, right?
Well most people think so, but there were a few protestors on Twitter. Two names in particular popped up more than others when discussing which players might have been overlooked.
Manchester United fans were disgraced that goalkeeper and saviour David de Gea was not nominated, while there was also plenty of support for Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld.
And the majority believe that Ozil, who leads the Premier League assist charts with 18, but has been pretty quiet since the turn of the year, is the player lucky to have made the cut.
How has David De Gea not made the PFA list?
— Dean Jones (@DeanJones_) April 13, 2016
How one earth has David de gea not been nominated for PFA player of the year? That man has single handedly kept United going this season
— Nicholas Paterson (@nicknak86) April 13, 2016
@PFA could you explain to me why david de gea isnt on the shortlist for pfa player of the year but mesut ozil(aka the ghost) is
— Alex Swatridge (@alexswatridge) April 13, 2016
Toby Alderweireld not on the POTY shortlist? Stunned. — Martin Cloake (@MartinCloake) April 13, 2016
Hey @PFA, you forgot to let Toby Alderweireld know he’s up for the player of the year, too.
— Sam Johnson (@BigSammyJ) April 13, 2016
— KA (@kevallaway) April 13, 2016
If Toby Alderweireld cant get on the PFA’s list for Player of the Year I don’t want to live anymore. #PFAKnowNadda
— Graham Grantham (@GedgeNation) April 13, 2016
Alderweireld should definitely be on the shortlist for the PFA Players’ player of the year award. Instead of Ozil in my opinion. — Adam Warlow (@AdWarlow) April 13, 2016
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