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Football | De Bruyne and Alexander-Arnold scoop PFA awards

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been named as the 2020 Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year.

De Bruyne, who scored 13 Premier League goals and registered 20 assists, becomes the first Manchester City player to win the award.

The 29-year-old beat off competition from Liverpool quartet Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold to claim the coveted award.

Belgium international De Bruyne heaped praise on Man City manager Pep Guardiola in his acceptance speech.

"Most of the time he (Pep) just lets me be me," he said.

"We speak often about the team but in a lot of senses he knows when he gives the orders of what the team has to do that I will listen."

Reds right back Alexander-Arnold has won the PFA Young Player of the Year award, ahead of fellow Englishmen Tammy Abraham, Mason Greenwood, Mason Mount, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka.

The 21-year-old enjoyed another stellar season at Anfield, setting a new record for assists (13) registered by a defender in a single Premier League season as Liverpool won the league, the Super Cup and the Club World Cup under Jurgen Klopp.

Alexander-Arnold also chipped in with four goals, and the youngster says Liverpool aren't finished yet.

"That first taste of success and being able to lift trophies, you never get over that, and the disappointments that come along the way too feed that hunger as well.

"So it's probably a perfect blend of wanting to feel the success and not wanting to feel that disappointment that we've felt in the past.

"And I think as a team and individually the mentality is to keep going and to keep striving forward, because we're not done yet."

Both De Bruyne and Alexander-Arnold were also included in the PFA team of the season.

Chelsea Women's Bethany England won the PFAW women's award, with Man City's Lauren Hemp claiming the women's young player prize.

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