Seven Man Utd & Man City stars nominated for prestigious North-West Football Awards

Players from Manchester United and Manchester City could claim four awards in November’s ceremony.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Kevin De Bruyne are among seven nominees from Manchester United and Manchester City for this year’s North-West Football Awards.

The awards recognise the best talent from the region during the 2021/22 season and nominees from the two Manchester clubs are included across four separate categories.

Ronaldo and De Bruyne have been selected in the Premier League Player of the Season award, along with Mohamed Salah, Jordan Pickford and Josh Brownhill.

In the Women’s Player of the Season category, Alex Greenwood and Ella Toone have been included among five other nominees including Gabby George and Leanne Kiernan.

Toone has also been selected as one of seven potential winners of The Athletic Women’s Rising Star award, along with Lauren Hemp.

Alex Greenwood and Ella Toone are up for awards. Credit: Getty.

There are also 20 nominees for the The Athletic Rising Star award, including Alejandro Garnacho and James McAtee, athough they face competition from the likes of Harvey Elliott and Anthony Gordon.

Four other categories have been announced by the 2022 North-West Football Awards: Championship Player of the Season, League One Player of the Season, League Two Player of the Season and National League Player of the Season.

The winners will be announced on Monday 7 November at the ceremony at The Point, Emirates Old Trafford.

Cristiano Ronaldo. Credit: Getty.

Laura Wolfe, speaking on behalf of the Northwest Football Awards, said: “What a year we’ve had with our women’s team bringing home the Euros title.

“The NWFA 2022 will recognise this tremendous achievement and see awards presented to those who have achieved footballing excellence, both on and off the pitch from grassroots level through to the elite level of the beautiful game.

“The player nominations for the 2022 North-West Football Awards showcase the immense hotbed of talent that exists in both the women’s and men’s games across our region.”