Stephen Ireland's fine season has seen him rewarded with a nomination for the PFA young player of the year award, did he deserve more though?
Stephen Ireland has been brilliant for us this season and being nominated for young player of the year is great, but I think that maybe he should have been nominated for the full PFA player of the year award.
When I look at the list of nominees for PFA player of the year, I can't help but think that there is at least one player on there because of who he plays for, so did Ireland unfairly miss out or does a young player of the year nomination reflect a good return for the way he has performed this season? Have a look at the nominees for both awards and let me know what you think.
PFA young player of the year contenders:
Gabriel Agbonlahor - Aston Villa
Jonny Evans - Manchester United
Stephen Ireland - Manchester City
Aaron Lennon - Tottenham Hotspur
Rafael - Manchester United
Ashley Young - Aston Villa
PFA player of the year contenders:
Rio Ferdinand - Manchester United
Steven Gerrard - Liverpool
Ryan Giggs - Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo - Manchester United
Edwin van der Sar - Manchester United
Nemanja Vidic - Manchester United
Call me biased but I think Stephen Ireland easily wins the young player of the year award, I will back Gerrard for the full player of the year award.