SANE’S YOUNG PLAYER PRIZE

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LEROY Sane’s ex­cep­tional sea­son with City has earned him the PFA Young Player of the Year award - but Kevin de Bruyne was snubbed for the main award.

Blues play­ers made up half of the short­list for Young Player of the Year award, with Ra­heem Ster­ling, sum­mer sign­ing Eder­son and ex­cit­ing for­ward Sane mak­ing the cut.

The lat­ter was an­nounced as win­ner at the 45th PFA Awards last night at Grosvenor House in cen­tral Lon­don af­ter a sea­son in which the Ger­many in­ter­na­tional has been in scorch­ing form.

Signed from Schalke two years ago for an ini­tial £37m, the 22-year-old hit the ground run­ning and was also short­listed for last sea­son’s Young Player of the Year award.

Sane has kicked on again un­der Guardi­ola, scor­ing 13 goals in all com­pe­ti­tions.

The other play­ers on the short­list were Tot­ten­ham, stars Harry Kane and Dele Alli, United’s Mar­cus Rash­ford and Ful­ham teenager Ryan Sesseg­non.

De Bruyne missed out on the Player of the Year award with Liver­pool’s Mo Salah win­ning the prize.

Sane and David Silva were the other City play­ers on the six-man short­list, with United goal­keeper David de Gea and free-scor­ing Kane com­plet­ing the nom­i­nees.

City Women star Jill Scott also suf­fered dis­ap­point­ment af­ter los­ing out in the Women’s Player of the Year to Chelsea Ladies striker Fran Kirby.

Kirby was one of five play­ers from Chelsea to be short­listed for the award.

City Women also had three play­ers nom­i­nated for the Young Player of the year award – El­lie Roe­buck, Ge­or­gia Stan­way and Keira Walsh – but the prize went to Bris­tol City Women’s Lau­ren Hemp.

Leroy Sane has won PFA Young Player of the Year

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