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Alan Shearer's 2020/21 Team of the Season

27 May 2021

Hall of Fame inductee names Ruben Dias among five Man City players in his best XI of the campaign

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2021 Premier League Hall of Fame inductee: Alan Shearer

Manchester City's impressive title triumph has been reflected in Alan Shearer's Premier League Team of the Season, with five members of the title-winning squad gaining selection.

Among his standout picks, the inaugural Hall of Fame inductee heaped praise on centre-back Ruben Dias.

Shearer says the Portuguese has been a game-changer for Man City, dominating defensively and improving the players around him.

Emiliano Martinez (AVL)

"An outstanding signing for Aston Villa, Martinez produced some magnificent saves over the course of the season on his way to 15 clean sheets."

Kyle Walker (MCI)

"For Walker to come out on top in a position of strength, particularly from an English point of view, tells you everything about how well he performed."

Harry Maguire (MUN)

"His absence from Manchester United over the last couple of matches shows how important he is to the back four and the team as a whole. They don't look the same without him in the side."

Ruben Dias (MCI)

"Has been a game-changer for City. He's made everyone around him better and that's exactly what was needed."

Luke Shaw (MUN)

"It was a close call between Shaw and Ben Chilwell, but the dynamic Man Utd left-back edges it because he's been very strong defensively."

Bruno Fernandes (MUN)

"Fernandes has to be in the team. Whether it's his goals or the ability to deliver the key pass when it matters, he's produced when it counts."

Ilkay Gundogan (MCI)

"When City changed their system and went without a recognised centre-forward, Gundogan stepped up and filled the goalscoring void."

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI)

"His deliveries are a striker's dream. I would have loved to have been on the end of some of those assists and he's just been fantastic, once again."

Mohamed Salah (LIV)

"Without him, Liverpool wouldn't have enjoyed such a strong end to the season. His goals have been more important in a campaign when others have struggled to finish."

Harry Kane (TOT)

"The number of goals and assists is outstanding. Tottenham Hotspur didn't have the best season but he's been absolutely magnificent."

Phil Foden (MCI)

"How can I leave him out? He's had to be patient and bide his time but Foden came of age this season, with his tremendous touch and technique contributing to nine goals and five assists."

Manager: Pep Guardiola (MCI)

"A third title in four seasons is a tremendous feat, with his side finding the right balance between defence and attack."

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