Gary Neville Picks The Star He Thinks Should Win 'Player Of The Year'

Shocker: he doesn't play for Man United

Gary Neville has taken a rare decision to speak out about his strong opinion on a footballing matter, giving his choice for who should win the PFA Player of the Year award.

The ex-Man United man has chosen midfielder Chelsea N'Golo Kante as the man he feels most deserves the gong after an impactful first season with the league leaders.

"I actually said before that he [Kante] should win it," said Nev on Monday Night Football.

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"His impact on the two teams [Chelsea and ex-club Leicester] has been absolutely incredible.

"What Chelsea have gained this season… He's infectious, he's all over the pitch. For me, Kante should win it."

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The Frenchman was nominated last year for his role in Leicester's fairytale league win but lost to team-mate Riyad Mahrez.

The 25-year-old might be luckier this year as he attempts to defeat the likes of Harry Kane, Alexis Sanchez and Zlatan Ibrahimović to the individual honour – all players with a knack for scoring goals and stealing headlines but who have, arguably, been less influential than his imperious performances in the middle of the park for the Blues.