Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne votes Mohamed Salah to win PFA Award

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While De Bruyne's performances have seen him installed as a leading contender for the PFA Player of the Year award, he feels team-mate Silva deserves to be in the running for the accolade as well. The Egyptian only needs two more goals to equal the record for a 38-game season.

When Liverpool and City meet over two legs in the Champions League quarterfinals, De Bruyne and Salah are likely to be their teams' inspirational figures, the players their teammates look to most for a moment of magic.

"Some teams don't do music, but a lot of teams I've played in do, and obviously the dressing-rooms are mostly close to each other, but it's not to mock anybody".

"I think the vote will be in next few weeks", Hamann told Omnisport, speaking at an event organised by One Family and the Ian Rush foundation. They punish you on your mistakes.

BT Sport's Des Kelly while revealing De Bruyne's ballot paper snapshot, the Belgium global voted for his major contender for the prize, while his vote for the Young Player of the Year award went to Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez.

While many people would have forgiven him for throwing his weight behind an outside chance, and increasing his own likelihood of taking home the prize, De Bruyne showed his true class by voting for someone he felt most deserved it. "They're just too good". "So for them it's the biggest thing". "But I think if supporters do that without being violent then I think it's OK".

It has been a first-season wonder for Salah and I think it has been quite extraordinary for a player who isn't an out-and-out striker.

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"We try to pass the ball because we believe the players are football players to play with the ball and we try to let them enjoy [being] with the ball".

He added: "I had the option of going to Munich, PSG or staying in Wolfsburg".

"I think everybody's idea is whether he can maintain it and if he can get half as many goals next season then he has done incredible". I've had the feeling that gradually I've got better and better. It depends on what people are looking for in a player.

"He can make the difference every time he wants to. Luckily I don't have to do that".

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