Manchester United dominate nominees for young player of the season award

Manchester United dominate nominees for young player of the season

Four Manchester United players are on the shortlist for the young player of the season: Anthony Martial, Macus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Dean Henderson, who is on loan at Sheffield United.

Other nominees are Chelsea duo of Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount, Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish and Trent Alexander Arnold of Liverpool.

Manchester United dominate nominees for young player of the season

Anthony Martial enjoyed a breakout campaign for Manchester United, with strong performances playing through the middle towards the end of the season seeing him register 17 goals for an Ole Gunnar Solskjaer side growing in confidence and energy.

Marcus Rashford has been making his name as a future star of the game for years, having scored on his Champions League, Europa League, Premier League, League Cup, England senior and England U21 debuts. The 22-year old’s 17 goals this season, a personal best, have significantly helped Manchester United secure Champions League football next season.

Mason Greenwood with 10 Premier League goals to his name, the 18-year old has been on fire since the Season resumed, forming a formidable forward trio with fellow Young Player of the Season nominees Rashford and Martial.

Dean Henderson, the young stopper pushed himself into international consideration with a dominant Season, with 13 clean sheets helping Sheffield United to an impressive 9th place finish in their first season back in the Premier League, after their 12 year absence.

Christian Pulisic, the 22-year old has landed on his feet in his first Premier League season with Chelsea. A number of breath-taking displays in blue have demonstrated why he was the USA’s youngest ever Male Player of the Year in 2017 – at the age of just 19.

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Mason Mount has trained at the club since he was just 6 years old, and signed for the Club at under-9 age group. This season, the midfielder has been a key figure in a Chelsea side that’s risen up the table and excelled under Frank Lampard, helping the club secure Champions League football for next Season with a goal and assist on the final day of the Season.

Jack Grealish as captain of his boyhood club, he’s been the standout star for his side this season. To top it all off, he led by example to steer Aston Villa to Premier League survival with a goal on the final day of the season securing their Premier League status for the upcoming season.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is already a European, World and now Premier League champion at the age of 21.  Trent is an integral cog in Jurgen Klopp’s machine and a star man behind Liverpool’s title winning season.

Raheem Sterling is current holder of the award, he won it last season for his brilliant performance for Manchester City, while Ipswich Town defender Kevin Beattie is the first winner of award.

Reporter: Baatee Barinaa-iyalo

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