Date: 19th April 2013 at 12:22pm
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RVP PFA award

Manchester United have a trio of stars nominated for PFA awards this season.

With United 13 points ahead in the league, fired into the lead by the goals of Robin Van Persie, it was inevitable that the Dutch man would be up for the award.

With 25 goals this season, the reigning PFA Player of the year is a good shout for the award.

He is joined by Michael Carrick who’s displays in midfield finally seen him get the recognition he deserves. The midfielder earned a recall to the England squad and is a huge factor, both offensively and defensively, in United’s success so far and has appeared in all but one of United’s league games.

In the young player category, Danny Welbeck is nominated. The striker hasn’t had his best season in front of goal but his performances and contributions have seen him become an integral player for both club and country.

His performance at the Bernanbeu against Real Madrid earned him plaudits and he carried this on at Old Trafford weeks later. His importance to the team can be seen in the fact that when ever United face a big team, the youngster seems to find his name on the teamsheet.

One major absence on this list for me is Rafael, who perhaps should have at least made the young player nominees after a brilliant season at right back.

Senior PFA nominees: Gareth Bale, Juan Mata, Luis Suarez, Robin Van Persie, Michael Carrick, Eden Hazard

Young Player nominees: Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale, Romelu Lukaku, Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere, Christian Benteke