Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand, has named four players he believes deserves to win the Player of the Year award this season, after ruling
out Virgil van Dijk.
Ferdinand believes Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane have been Liverpool’s best players this campaign, and should therefore be in the running.
Beyond Merseyside, Ferdinand reckons Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne should be in with a shout of the top prize. And finally, the ex-United defender has named Leicester City
Forward Jamie Vardy as a possible candidate.
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Speaking in an exclusive interview, Ferdinand said:
“I think Jordan Henderson has been very good.
“I think Mane has been my favourite player when I watch Liverpool if I’m honest.
“When I watch Liverpool he’s the person who gets me off my seat more than anyone. He’d definitely be up there.
“Vardy’s been good, scoring those goals. Kevin De Bruyne when you watch him he just purrs. So there’s a few names there.”
Van Dijk won the award last season, and was one of the favourites to win the Ballon d’Or, but missed out to Barcelona star Lionel Messi.