The Premier League on Saturday, May 21 announced the winners of two award. The Premier League Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season awards were revealed.
De Bruyne, Foden scoop Premier League awards
De Bruyne and Foden were voted the Premier League's best player and best young player for the 2nd season in a row.
Two Manchester City midfielders Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden beat other nominees from both categories to be crowned winners of the award.
Foden and De Bruyne are among the players that modeled the new Manchester City home jersey for the 2022/23 season emerged victorious in their respective categories for the second time.
Both players have been instrumental as Manchester City sit one point ahead of Liverpool ahead of the final weekend of the season.
Player of the Season
Manchester City star man De Bruyne won the Player of the Season award beating other nominees such as Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah, James Ward-Prowse.
Speaking to the Manchester City website about the accomplishment, De Bruyne said, “To win the Player of the Season for a second time is an achievement that I am really proud of.
"There is so much quality in the Premier League and it is a pleasure to be nominated with so many other great players who have had incredible seasons for their clubs
“I think my performances have been good and I am happy I have been able to contribute with goals and assists throughout the season.
"Thank you to all of the staff, coaches and especially my teammates because without them this wouldn’t be possible.”
Young Player of the Season
Just like De Bruyne, this is the second season Foden has won the Young Player of the Season award.
He also gave his thoughts on the victory to the Manchester City website. He said, “I’m very proud to have won the Young Player of the Season for a second season in a row.
"There are so many talented young players in the Premier League this season and it is a real honour to win it again. I have been really happy with my performances this season.
“It has been great to contribute in what will hopefully be another successful year. To be nominated alongside so many great players is an honour, they have all had great seasons. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to my development.”
Foden and De Bruyne will hope to help Manchester City bounce back from a draw away against West Ham when they take on Aston Villa with a chance to be crowned champions in their final Premier League game of the season.