Kevin De Bruyne crowned 2020 PFA player of the year

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Manchester City midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne has been named the 2020 Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year

The Manchester City midfielder beat Liverpool’s title-winning quarter of Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold to the award.

Kevin De Bruyne crowned 2020 PFA player of the year

City trailed the Reds by an eventual 18 points in the 2019/20 Premier League campaign but De Bruyne, who registered 13 goals and a record-equalling 20 assists, was voted the campaign’s top performer by his peers and was quick to thank his
manager for handing him full creative licence.

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De Bruyne praised the contribution of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola in his achievement.

“Most of the time he just lets me be me,” the 29-year-old said of Guardiola. “We speak often about the team but in a lot of senses he knows when he gives the orders of what the team has to do that I will listen.

“But then on the other side he gives me a lot of freedom; I don’t know why, that’s just the way it goes between us.

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“He knows in one way I will always put the team first and then obviously if I can help myself I’m going to do that.

“But he knows that I want the team to win, and if the team wins I will gain from it. So I think in that sense he feels fine and he trusts me completely.”

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