Robin van Persie and Michael Carrick have both been named in the shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year award whilst Danny Welbeck features in the nominations for the PFA Young Player of the Year.

Sir Alex Ferguson is pleased that his players have received the recognition they deserve and obviously hopes one of them wins.

“I’m delighted,” he told MUTV. “They deserve to be nominated, there’s no doubt about that. And I obviously hope one of them wins. Robin has had a fantastic season – his goals emphasise the impact he has made at our club. And I think this is Michael’s best ever season at United. He’s been absolutely magnificent. Both of them deserve to be there and I hope one of them wins it. It’s amazing Michael has had to wait until he’s 31 to get nominated for anything!” joked the boss. “He really deserves it. Danny has also shown some great performances this season for us and his country, and I’m delighted for him too.”