PFA unveil nominees for Young Player of the Year Award, Ndidi excluded
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PFA unveil nominees for Young Player of the Year Award, Ndidi excluded

PFA unveil nominees for Young Player of the Year Award, Ndidi excluded

22 Apr 2019, 07:15
The Professional Footballers' Association unveiled a list of six players vying for the 2018/19 season's Young Player of the Year Award on Saturday, April 20.

Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling tops the list due to his wonderful performances throughout the season, while  David Brooks (Bournemouth), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Declan Rice (West Ham United), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) are the other nominees for the prestigious accolade.

Meanwhile, many Premier League supporters faulted the list due to the absence of Leicester City's midfield enforcer Wilfred Ndidi.

It is still a surprise to many fans how a player with the highest number of tackles in the League didn't make the cut.

Ndidi, 22, has always maintained a high level of consistency at the middle of the park for the Foxes all through this season.

The inclusion of Declan Rice and David Brooks further raised more questions about the yardstick used by the Professional Footballers' Association while compiling the list.

Rice, 20,  has been phenomenal for the Hammers but hasn't done enough to beat the Nigeria international on the list.

As for Brooks, seven goals in  32 matches is just too low to merit a place in the list of players vying for such prestigious award.

Ndidi still stands a chance of winning an individual award by the end of the campaign as he was nominated for Leicester City's Young Player of the Year for the third time running. 

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