The PFA Team of the Year has been revealed and it’s Manchester City and Liverpool who dominate.
The Premier League’s best two sides have put on a brilliant show this season as they battle it out for the league title, and the quality and form of their players has been reflected in the best XI for 2018/19.
— PFA | Professional Footballers’ Association (@PFA) 25 April 2019
Ederson gets the nod in goal, with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Aymeric Laporte and Andy Robertson in defence.
Paul Pogba is the only non-City/Liverpool player to make the XI; the Frenchman is accompanied by Fernandinho and Bernardo Silva in midfield.
Sergio Aguero, Sadio Mane and Raheem Sterling complete the team in attack.
As always, some top players had to miss out. Cases could perhaps be made for Alisson, Matt Doherty, Mo Salah and Eden Hazard.
Interestingly there is no representation from Tottenham Hotspur, who have had a great season despite not buying any new players for the past two transfer windows, and dealing with the transition into their new stadium.
Tottenham fans react
Upon digesting the official Team of the Year, some Spurs fans were quick to question why the likes of Heung-min Son and Christian Eriksen were snubbed:
This isn’t real is it? Pogba? Son had a FAR better season. Eriksen & Hazard top 2 in assists & neither of them in… but POGBA??? https://t.co/pfnXKaCU6f
— Matt, from coys edition. (@MTTRDDN) 25 April 2019
— Luke Hounsell MBE (@Hounse11) 25 April 2019
— Daniel Grossman (@DanielGrossman_) 25 April 2019
— Chris Donaldson (@trojan1963) 25 April 2019
No Hazard, Erkisen or Son…
— Tommy Ettling (@maldoror84) 25 April 2019
Sorry but how biased is that!!! Ok I am a Tottenham fan, so this might sound biased, but how is son not named in that team!!!
— Gaz Crook (@senorgaz) 25 April 2019
The PFA team of the year is a completely corrupt sham. Pogba has had about 5 good games this season against the weakest teams in the league and to not recognise anybody else outside Liverpool and City is disgraceful. Son has been sensational, No Wolves players? Shambolic
— Daniel (@DanielLevyReal) 25 April 2019