Paul Pogba is the only non Liverpool or Man City player in this season’s PFA Premier League Team of the Year.
The Professional Footballers’ Association’s team of the year has been announced, with players from Man City and Liverpool dominating the side, however, there’s a surprise inclusion from Manchester United aswell.
Goalkeeper Ederson, centre half Aymeric Laporte, midfielders Bernardo Silva and Fernandinho and forwards Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling represent six players from Man City. While, full backs Andrew Robertson and Trent-Alexander Arnold, centre-back Virgil Van Dijk and forward Sadio Mane are selected from Liverpool.
Chelsea’s Eden Hazard misses out of the second year running despite being nominated for the Players’ Player of the Year award.
The inclusion of the French midfielder despite United’s underwhelming season and recent criticism from many pundits, has surprised many on social media.
However, it’s important to note that the 26-year-old has been involved in impressive 13 goals and 9 assists in the Premier League this season.
OFFICIAL: The PFA Premier League Team of the Year:
🏴 Trent Alexander-Arnold
🇳🇱 Virgil Van Dijk
🇫🇷 Aymeric Laporte
🏴 Andy Robertson
🇫🇷 Paul Pogba
🇵🇹 Bernardo Silva
🏴 Raheem Sterling
🇦🇷 Sergio Aguero
🇸🇳 Sadio Mane
— BlameFootball (@blamefootball) April 25, 2019
Paul Pogba thoroughly deserves to be in the Team of the Year.
Just not this team. Or year. https://t.co/msgY4xi9xm
— Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) April 25, 2019
As a United fan there's no way Paul Pogba should be in the PFA team of the year! 2 months playing well and a load of penalties isn't anywhere near decent. Embarrassing to be honest
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) April 25, 2019
I have no idea how Pogba getting into the team of the year is making people upset, but I'm assuming it's mostly down to him being really good around the time of the voting deadline?
— Kristian (@vonstrenginho) April 25, 2019