PFA team

Manchester City’s Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus (L) celebrates with Manchester City’s Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on April 14, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ian KINGTON / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. /

Man City players dominate Premier League team of the year

Kevin De Bruyne and his Manchester City buddies have absolutely dominated the PFA team of the year. A fan of this starting 11?

PFA team

Manchester City’s Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus (L) celebrates with Manchester City’s Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on April 14, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ian KINGTON / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. /

Playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and his Manchester City team-mates made up almost half of the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of the year revealed on Wednesday.

Right-back Kyle Walker, centre-back Nicolas Otamendi, midfielder David Silva and striker Sergio Aguero were also named in the XI.

Tottenham were the only other team to have more than one representative, boasting three players in defender Jan Vertonghen, midfielder Christian Eriksen and striker Harry Kane.

Manchester United’s only inclusion was goalkeeper David de Gea, while left-back Marcos Alonso was the sole player from dethroned champions Chelsea.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, with 30 league goals this season, was also included.

The six nominees for the men’s PFA players’ player of the year award are De Bruyne, Silva, De Gea, Kane, Salah and Manchester City’s Leroy Sane.

The PFA Awards ceremony will be held in London on Sunday. PFA members from the 92 Premier League and Football League clubs get a vote.

Full PFA team of the year: GK – David De Gea (Man United), Right Back – Kyle Walker (Man City), Centerbacks – Nicolas Otamendi (Man City), Jan Vertongen (Spurs), Left Back – Marcos Alonso (Chel), Midfielders – David Silva (Man City), Kevin De Bruyne (Man City), Christian Eriksen (Spurs), Forwards: Mo Salah (Liverpool), Harry Kane (Spurs), Sergio Aguero (Man City)