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Manchester United star Ella Toone nominated for PFA Award

by Zoe Hodges

One of Manchester United women’s star players this season, Ella Toone, has been nominated for the PFA Women’s young player of the year award.

Toone is one of six WSL players who have received nominations with former United striker, Lauren James, also shortlisted.

22-year-old Toone played a part in every single one of United’s 22 games in this season’s campaign, which saw the Reds finish in a respectable fourth place.

She bagged seven goals and eight assists throughout the season, no other player in the league racked up more assists than the United youngster.

As well as assisting United in their successful campaign, Toone reached some personal milestones too, becoming the club’s highest goal scorer and being the first to reach 100 appearances for the club.

It’s not the first time Toone’s impressive season has been recognised as she was recently nominated for the league’s PFA Vertu Motors Fans’ Player of the Year and the WSL’s Player of the Season awards.

However, Toone faces stiff competition as Manchester City’s Lauren Hemp, who scored 16 goals in the campaign, is also nominated.

Hemp won the award last season and was a key player as City fought back from a tough opening to the season to finish third.

Arsenal’s Frida Maanum is also nominated. Her side finished second in the WSL in what was a tense title race with Chelsea.

Tottenham’s Jessica Naz and Brighton’s Le Tissier conclude the shortlist.

Next month, Toone will look to continue her brilliant run of form as she is part of the England squad at the Euros.

Favoured by The Lionesses manager Sarina Wiegman, Toone has enjoyed a lot of game time for England and has already scored two hat tricks for her country.

The winner of the PFA Young Player of the Year will be announced on June 9th in a ceremony broadcast on their social media channels.

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