The PFA Premier League Team of the Year for the 2018/19 campaign disrespects Wolves’ accomplishments.
Sterling, Van-Dijk, Aguero, Mane, and Ederson are unquestionable inclusions, but a selection of Wolves’ players could have been selected elsewhere.
Manchester City and Liverpool taking up ten of the eleven positions is disrespectful towards other teams not fighting for the title.
Most of the players listed are because of their reputations rather than form.
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The PFA team of the year disrespects Wolves
Fellow Premier League footballers selected Ederson, Laporte, Fernandinho, Bernardo Silva, Sterling, and Aguero
Robertson, Van Dijk, Alexander-Arnold, and Mane are the four Liverpool players.
Meanwhile, Paul Pogba is the only non-Liverpool and Man City representative.
Per Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, and football writer Melissa Reddy for the BBC, Pogba shouldn’t be close to the PFA Team of the Year.
Pogba has 13 goals and 9 assists this season, but he’s been notoriously hot and cold.
Meanwhile, the little magician João Moutinho has made 8 assists for a Wolves squad that has only just come up from the Championship.
Moutinho only cost £5M, whereas Manchester United took Pogba from Juventus for £89M.
Trent Alexander-Arnold’s inclusion is also suspect.
Alexander-Arnold has made 26 appearances and 8 assists so far.
Matt Doherty has scored 4 and assisted 4 goals in 35 matches.
There’s no doubting Alexander-Arnold’s quality, but Doherty is playing for a promoted team in his first ever Premier League run.
Wolves’ fans could also make a case for Rúben Neves instead of Man City’s mostly injured Fernandinho, and Raúl Jimenez also deserves some loving as this is his first Premier League outing.
The bias towards Man City, Liverpool, and footballers with big reputations and names is obvious.
This isn’t new or surprising, but it’s still shambolic and wrong.