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Boss Hails 'Best Left-Back'

David Moyes praises Leighton Baines after PFA shortlist omission.

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David Moyes has been reacting to the announcement of the PFA Player of the Year shortlist.

Manchester United duo Robin Van Persie and Michael Carrick, Tottenham's Gareth Bale, Liverpool's Luis Suarez and Chelsea pair Juan Mata and Eden Hazard were announced as the six candidates for the annual award, having been nominated by their peers.

But with Blues left-back Leighton Baines in typically consistent form this term - including numerous standout performances at both ends of the field - many pundits were left to ponder Baines' exclusion.

The England international has been instrumental to Everton's push for Europe, both in defence and attack.

In fact, stats revealed that no other player in Europe's top five leagues has created more goalscoring opportunities than the 27-year-old.

Moyes said few players had impressed more than Baines this season and he expects that to be noted when the team of the year is revealed at the end of the campaign.

"I think he should be in the PFA Team of the Year, at least," he said at his Friday press conference.

"I think he's been the best left-back in the Premier League this year.

"He had a really strong first half of the season where he was in exceptional form.

“I think the second half has been a bit tougher for him but overall he's been fabulous."



Graeme HodgkinsonThey're not allowed to vote for people at their club...

Saturday 20th April 10:01 Report Comment

James DeaneAt least we know he was the best this season, what a class act Baines is we're lucky to have him !

Saturday 20th April 06:51 Report Comment

Victor TayBaines, you are simply the best, with or without the nomination. The best thing is your ever down-to-earth demeanour! All young players should learn from you.

Saturday 20th April 05:12 Report Comment

Steve WestI suppose the clubs with huge squads are at an advantage here, as they are likely to vote for their teammates. That can be the only reason Carrick gets more votes than Baines.

Friday 19th April 16:53 Report Comment
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