By 90Min
April 04, 2018

BT Sport pundit Des Kelly has revealed who Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has voted for as his PFA Player of the Year.

De Bruyne shared his ballot paper with Kelly in a recent interview, and fans may be surprised to hear that the Belgian voted for Liverpool star Mohamed Salah - his biggest rival for the end of season award.

However, that just sums up the class of De Bruyne. He voted honestly and did not make a tactical vote to help his cause, which would have been an understandable move.

The City star also voted for Tottenham defender Davinson Sánchez as his PFA Young Player of the Year.

De Bruyne's fellow team mates David Silva and Leroy Sané are both candidates for the respective PFA awards, however rules prevent players nominating their own teammates for the awards. 

De Bruyne thinks Salah fully deserves the award, but says it is "impossible" to compare himself with the Egyptian due to their different styles of play.

'You cannot compare, it is impossible," he said in a pre-match press conference as Manchester City prepare to take on Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday.


"Salah has been on a remarkable goalscoring run and he plays very well in an inside forward type of role. This season he has been incredible, so to compare us, I don't know.


"With the statistics, how are we going to compare ourselves? It's totally different. I played at the weekend like a defensive midfielder, so how you can compare me to an inside forward? I have no idea.


"But Salah has been outstanding, his record speaks for itself. It's just the way it goes. Luckily I don't have to make the decision."


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