Individually, the race for the PFA Player of the Year award appears to be between two midfielders in Manchester: Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes and Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan.
While the former made an instant impact since joining Sporting Lisbon in January 2020, Gundogan has stepped up this season in the absence of Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero, netting 11 times in his last 12 league games.
Fernandes has also enjoyed a prolific goalscoring campaign, with 14 league goals in 24 fixtures this season, as well as 10 assists. The Portuguese playmaker is the current favourite for the individual honour (7/4), but faces tough competition from City’s German maestro (7/2), should he continue his rich vein of scoring form.
Let’s take a look at who could snatch the award now that De Bruyne has returned.