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Gary Neville: I would not have voted Mohamed Salah for PFA award

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believes ’s is more worthy of the PFA Player of the Year award than .

Salah collected the prestigious award on Sunday night after securing the most votes from his fellow players. He beat off competition from Manchester City trio David Silva, Kevin de Bruyne, and Leroy Sane as well as Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.

The former Manchester United defender spoke to Sky Sports on his opinion of De Bruyne and Salah, admitting he found the Belgian midfielder the better between the two.

“If I was still a voting member I would have personally given the PFA Player of Year to Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“Although that’s not because I believe it has to go to the league winners or that Mo Salah doesn’t deserve it. Salah has impressed more people in the game, that’s a matter of fact.

“In a democracy the players who have played against him have voted for him.

The award, which was given to Salah on Sunday night at Grosvenor House in London, is voted for by the players from England’s 92 professional clubs in the Premier League and Football League.

Mohamed Salah Champions League Goal of the Week

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“I can’t disagree with giving it to Salah, who has achieved above and beyond of what we expected from him this season.

“However, I would have edged to De Bruyne because his performances have been like artwork and, in terms of his assists and controlling football matches, he has just been magical to watch.

“We heap praise on certain players and I have not got one negative word to say about him. The work he does off the ball is unbelievable, although I certainly wouldn’t have enjoyed playing against Salah,” he added.

Since completing his move to the Premier League side from Serie A club AS Roma in the 2017 summer transfer window, Salah scored a total of 43 goals in all competitions. The 25-year-old is leading the Golden Boot race with 31 goals, five ahead of second-placed Harry Kane.

London School for Journalism student. KingFut community manager, Saba7o Korah editorial team, Writing for Football Italia and I have featured for FourFourTwo, These Football Times and The Gentleman Ultra.



  1. John

    April 25, 2018 at 7:55 PM

    Gary. Meh.


    April 25, 2018 at 9:22 PM


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