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PFA Player & Young Player of the Year Awards 2011

The nominations for the PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year have today been announced.

Seven players are named in both categories with the winners set to be revealed at the awards dinner on Sunday 17 April at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

Wayne Rooney and James Milner, last year’s winners do not feature this time and it could be the closest decision for years with precious little to choose between the nominees.

In the Player of the Year category Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic will be hoping to uphold the Red Devils recent dominance of the award with Old Trafford providing the winner in the previous 4 years via Rooney, Ryan Giggs and their former number 7 Cristiano Ronaldo.

Across the City, former Red Carlos Tevez will be hoping that his 22 goals this year are enough to take the title at the second time of asking after being nominated for the award this time last season.

Tottenham Hotspur’s rollercoaster ride in Europe has been rewarded with Rafael Van der Vaart being named alongside team-mate Gareth Bale who makes both short-lists. He is also joined on both by North London rival Samir Nasri who started the season in blistering form for Arsenal.

While West Ham’s Scott Parker and Blackpool’s Charlie Adam’s fine form for club’s at the other end of the table sees them included.

In the Young Player of the Year section, Bale and Nasri will compete against Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez and Nani, Arsenal and England star Jack Wilshere, Everton’s Seamus Coleman and Man City and England No.1 Joe Hart.

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