Michael Laudrup believes Michu deserved a nomination for PFA Player of the Year.Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup was surprised that this season’s PFA Player of the Year award nominations did not include his star striker Michu, according to the Independent.
The Dane was speaking after his side drew 0-0 with Southampton on Saturday, and although there were a lot of quality players on the list (and off it), he believes the Spanish striker would have been worthy of a mention.
The 27-year-old arrived at the Liberty Stadium in the summer for just £2million and is undoubtedly one of the buys of the season, and is close behind nominees Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale and Robin van Persie in the Premier League scoring charts.
And Laudrup believes for Michu to achieve such a feat whilst playing for a mid-table team makes it all the more impressive.
“Every manager wants their player to be nominated, but I think Michu has done enough to be there,” he said. “To score more than 20 goals for a mid-table team in his first season here is fantastic.”
Both Laudrup and Michu have impressed in equal measure from their work in their first seasons with Swansea, and have unsurprisingly been linked with moves away this summer. Laudrup is reportedly a contender for the Real Madrid job if Jose Mourinho leaves, while Michu has been linked with a return to Spain with Atletico Madrid.