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Guardiola believes Kevin de Bruyne deserved to be named Player of the Year

Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola has insisted that his Belgian playmaker, Kevin De Bruyne and not Egypt and Liverpool’s sensation, Mohamed Salah deserves winning the PFA Players’ Player of the Year Award.

Salah, the reigning African Footballer of the Year was crowned the PFA Players’ Player of the Year on Sunday following a fantastic debut season with the Reds and has also scored more goals than De Bruyne, but Guardiola believes his playmaker’s influence on games has been unrivalled.

“I know my opinion about these awards,” Guardiola said. “From my point of view when you are analysing 10 months, there is no player better than him (De Bruyne) in terms of the continuity.

“Maybe in numbers, there are guys better than him, but there is no better player this season. For me, he was the best.

“I would like to feel that he deserves it but in the summertime, he will be at home as a champion.”

De Bruyne scored a thunderous 12th goal of the campaign during Manchester City’s rout of Swansea City before being pipped to the PFA Player of the Year by Mo Salah.

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