Ronaldo, Jesus & De Bruyne among Man Utd & Man City Premier League Player of the Month nominees

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The Red Devils forward and Sky Blues duo are amongst eight names nominated for the award for their performances in April.

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester City duo Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne are amongst eight names nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award for April.

The former has found the back of the net four times in April, including a hat-trick against Norwich City and his 100th Premier League goal when the Red Devils face Arsenal.

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Sky Blues’ forward Jesus has been in fine form in front of goal for Pep Guardiola’s side. The Brazilian most notably bagged a quartet of goals in City’s 5-1 drubbing of Watford last month, while also netting against Liverpool in their 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium.

As for De Bruyne, the Belgian maestro was a key player to Guardiola’s team remaining top of the table. The Belgian contributed to five goals last month, scoring twice and registering three assists, including a half-volley in the six-yard box against Burnley.

Ronaldo scored five goals in April for United, including a hat-trick against Norwich. Credit: Getty. Ronaldo scored five goals in April for United, including a hat-trick against Norwich. Credit: Getty.
Ronaldo scored five goals in April for United, including a hat-trick against Norwich. Credit: Getty. | AFP via Getty Images

Fans of both United and City will be able to vote for either of the trio via the EA Sports website.

The vote closes at 12pm BST on Monday 9 May with Ronaldo, Jesus and De Bruyne facing tough competition for the award from six other candidates.

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Nathan Collins (Burnley), Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle United), Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur), Thiago (Liverpool) and Leandro Trossard (Brighton & Hove Albion) are amongst other names in contention.

Jesus has been a vital player for City’s form in April. Credit: Getty. Jesus has been a vital player for City’s form in April. Credit: Getty.
Jesus has been a vital player for City’s form in April. Credit: Getty. | Getty Images

The winner of the award will be announced next week, with votes cast via EA’s website being combined by those from a list of football experts to determine who is April’s Player of the Month.

Ralf Rangnick’s side began May with a 3-0 win over Brentford on Monday at Old Trafford, while the Sky Blues are yet to feature this month in the league due to their commitments in the Champions League.

The latter were eliminated by Real Madrid in the semi-final of the European competition on Wednesday evening, losing 6-5 on aggregate over both legs.

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