Pep Guardiola believes that Kevin de Bruyne should have been crowned PFA Player of the Year instead of Mohamed Salah.
Liverpool forward Salah was awarded for an astonishing debut season on Anfield, the Egyptian having scored 41 goals in all competitions.
De Bruyne was the early frontrunner after guiding Manchester City to a gargantuan points lead in the Premier League table, but could not hold off Salah’s phenomenal goalscoring streak.
Guardiola feels that the Belgian would have been a more deserving recipient – although he did congratulate “the guy” that won it instead.
“I know my opinion about these awards,” he said.
“If he doesn’t win, congratulations to the guy who is going to win, but from my point of view when you are analysing [the last] nine or ten months, there was no player better than him, in terms of the continuity, in terms of being there every three days of all competitions.
“I am sorry. Maybe in numbers there are guys better than him, but no [there is no better] player in this season. For me he was the best, but it is my opinion but the opinions of the players could be different.
“I would like to feel that he [De Bruyne] deserves it but at the end [of the season], in the summer time, he will be at home, being a champion.”