The shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year award has been announced today and amazingly, Nani has been left off the list.
Nemanja Vidic, Samir “Naseri”, Gareth Bale, Carlos Tevez, Scott Parker and Charlie Adam will be fighting out, whilst the top goal scorer and the player with the most assists miss out.
Dimitar Berbatov has scored 20 goals in 28 games this season, none of these from the penalty spot. The only other striker in the list is Carlos Tevez, who has scored 19 goals in 30 games, however, 5 of those goals were scored from the penalty spot.
Then we have Nani, who has scored 9 league goals (14th) and has 16 assists (1st). Gareth Bale has 7 league goals and 1 assist whilst Samir Nasri has 9 league goals and 1 assist.
What worth are the PFA awards when the best players in the league don’t even make the shortlist?
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