Paul Pogba is the surprise inclusion in the 2018/19 PFA Premier League Team of the Year, which was announced on Thursday.
The Manchester United midfielder is the only star in the team who doesn’t play for Manchester City or Liverpool.
David De Gea is not included for the first time since the 2013/14, losing his place to Manchester City’s Ederson.
The back four is made up of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Aymeric Laporte and Andy Robertson.
Pogba is part of a midfield three, joined by Fernandinho and Bernardo Silva.
And the three forwards in the team are Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Sadio Mane.
OFFICIAL: The PFA Premier League Team of the Year has been announced:
🏴 Trent Alexander-Arnold
🇳🇱 Virgil Van Dijk
🇫🇷 Aymeric Laporte
🏴 Andy Robertson
🇫🇷 Paul Pogba
🇵🇹 Bernardo Silva
🏴 Raheem Sterling
🇦🇷 Sergio Aguero
🇸🇳 Sadio Mané pic.twitter.com/bEB6YyQoVj
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) April 25, 2019
Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is the only PFA Player of the Year nominee to miss out on a place in the Team of the Year.
This is the first time only three clubs have been represented in the team since the award began in 1973-74. It is also the first time London clubs haven’t been represented since 1987-88.
With 13 goals and nine assists, Pogba is having his best ever season in terms of goal involvement.
But many onlookers have been surprised by the Frenchman’s inclusion in the team.
How is pogba here? 😂
— Goodfella (@maasai_montana) April 25, 2019
Pogba😳😳🙈🙈🙉🙉🙉 my gosh
— ThatFashionKilla (@yungjz) April 25, 2019
How is Ederson ahead of Allison and what is Pogba doing there?
— Rovshan (@rovitaghiyev) April 25, 2019
WTF! Pogba 😂😂😂
— Th1rt3en (@Entreprehustler) April 25, 2019
Hazard is also having a stellar campaign for Chelsea, providing more Premier League assists (13) than any other player.
As such, his omission perplexed some fans.
Lol. No Hazard?? 😂… U people are not serious.
— OYINDAMOLA BADMUS (@SirDeemodes) April 25, 2019
Hazard is robbed
— M•K (@denzel562) April 25, 2019
No Hazard 😭
— KHRONICLES (@Khronicles7) April 25, 2019