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PFA Premier League Team of the Year

Manchester United’s Luke Shaw and Tottenham’s Son Heung-min are in a 2020-21 PFA Premier League Team of the Year dominated by Manchester City .

Six of City’s Premier League-winning squad – Ederson, Joao Cancelo, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Kevin de Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan – make the team, which is voted for by fellow players.

United’s Bruno Fernandes also makes it.

Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, who scored 23 and 22 league goals respectively, are in.

Despite winning the Champions League – as well as reaching the FA Cup final and finishing fourth in the Premier League – no Chelsea players are included.

Manchester City won the 2020-21 Premier League with a 12-point cushion

There is no room for City midfielder Phil Foden, 21, who made 50 appearances in all competitions in 2020-21, helping the club win the Premier League and Carabao Cup, and reach the Champions League final.

Keeper Kasper Schmeichel, who inspired Leicester City to a first FA Cup triumph, also misses out

The PFA Team of the Year was voted for by members of the Professional Footballers’ Association, the players’ union.

Belgium midfielder De Bruyne is the only player to retain his place from the team of 2019-20.

GOALKEEPER – Ederson (Man City)

Did you know? Brazilian keeper Ederson, 27, became the first keeper to keep the most clean sheets in consecutive Premier League campaigns since former City stopper Joe Hart, who did so three years running (2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13).

DEFENDERS

Joao Cancelo (Man City)

Did you know? Portugal full-back Cancelo, 27, created 1.6 chances per 90 minutes in open play in the 2020-21 Premier League season, the best return from a defender with at least 15 appearances to their name.

John Stones (Man City)

Did you know? Manchester City conceded only 12 goals in the 1,934 minutes that England defender Stones, 27, featured in the Premier League, conceding once every 161 with him on the pitch, the best rate of any player in the squad.

Ruben Dias (Man City)

Did you know? Manchester City conceded 0.7 goals per game in the 32 Premier League matches Portugal defender Dias, 24, played in, compared to 1.8 goals conceded per game in the six matches he missed.

Luke Shaw (Man Utd)

Did you know? England defender Shaw, 25, created 72 chances for Manchester United in the Premier League in 2020-21 – the second-most of any defender in the division, after Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold (77).

MIDFIELDERS

Kevin de Bruyne (Man City)

Did you know? Belgium midfielder De Bruyne, 29, registered 12 assists in just 2,001 minutes of Premier League action in 2020-21, averaging an assist every 167 minutes.

Ilkay Gundogan (Man City)

Did you know? Germany midfielder Gundogan, 30, scored 13 league goals in 2020-21, more than doubling his previous best (6 in 2018-19). His 12 non-penalty goals were the most of any midfielder in a single Premier League season since Dele Alli in 2016-17 (also 12).

Bruno Fernandes (Man Utd)

Did you know? Portugal’s Fernandes, 26, scored 18 goals and made 12 assists in the Premier League in 2020-21 – his 30 combined goals and assists was the most by a Manchester United player in a league campaign since Robin van Persie in 2012-13.

FORWARDS

Harry Kane (Tottenham)

Did you know? The England captain, 27, was directly involved in 37 goals in the Premier League in 2020-21 (23 goals, 14 assists), at least seven more than any other player in the competition (Bruno Fernandes, 30).

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

Did you know? Egypt forward Salah, 28, scored 20-plus goals in a Premier League season for the third time.

Son Heung-min (Tottenham)

Did you know? South Korea forward Son, 28, netted nine goals after travelling five or more metres in possession of the ball in the Premier League in 2020-21 – the most of any player.

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