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Manchester United trio nominated for Premier League young player of the year

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Manchester United trio Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial have all been named on the shortlist for the inaugural TAG Heuer Young Player of the Season Award.

The award, which is for players who were aged 23 or under at the start of the 2019-20 season, will be voted for by fans.

Martial will turn 25 later this year but was still included. The Frenchman scored 17 league goals this season, with Rashford matching that tally. Greenwood, meanwhile, found the net on ten occasions. 

Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford have been nominated for the Premier League young player of the season award

Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford have been nominated for the Premier League young player of the season award

Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford have been nominated for the Premier League young player of the season award

Trent Alexander-Arnold, who was key to Liverpool's title success, has also been nominated

Trent Alexander-Arnold, who was key to Liverpool's title success, has also been nominated

Trent Alexander-Arnold, who was key to Liverpool’s title success, has also been nominated

Chelsea starlet Mason Mount has been nominated following an encouraging campaign

Chelsea starlet Mason Mount has been nominated following an encouraging campaign

Chelsea starlet Mason Mount has been nominated following an encouraging campaign

Trent Alexander-Arnold, who played a key part as Liverpool ended their 30-year wait for a league title, will certainly be one of the favourites for the award. In addition to excelling defensively, the right-back provided 13 assists.

Chelsea duo Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount have also been nominated for the prize. Pulisic dazzled in the closing stages of the campaign especially, while Mount stepped up impressively in his first season in the Premier League.

Goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who excelled for Sheffield United while on loan from Manchester United, is also in contention after he kept 13 clean sheets.

YOUNG PLAYER OF THE SEASON AWARD NOMINEES 

Trent Alexander-Arnold – Liverpool

Jack Grealish – Aston Villa

Mason Greenwood – Manchester United

Dean Henderson – Sheffield United

Anthony Martial – Manchester United

Mason Mount – Chelsea

Christian Pulisic – Chelsea

Marcus Rashford – Manchester United 

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Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, who scored eight goals and provided six assists as his side preserved their Premier League status, completes the list of nominees. Grealish will be 25 next month.

One surprising omission from the list of nominees is Bukayo Saka, with the Arsenal starlet failing to make the cut despite enjoying an impressive breakthrough campaign. 

Fans are able to vote until 6pm on August 10 on TAG Heuer’s website

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