Rio Ferdinand has voiced the opinion of football fans when claiming that the voting system for the PFA Award is flawed. With the votes cast months before the season has even finished, it often isn’t a true reflection of the best player.

Robin van Persie is the top scorer in the country with 25 goals and lead United to win the 20th title, but the vote was taken during his goal drought, allowing Gareth Bale to scoop the prize.

“The problem with the PFA awards is that the voting system is flawed,” said Rio. “There’s so much technology at hand that you could do it over an iPad and just say ‘bang, bang, bang’ at the end of the season. I am not just being biased but if it was voted for today Robin van Persie would win it by a country mile. But it was voted for by the players in late February or March. Gareth Bale is a worthy winner, but for me it isn’t a true reflection of the season.”