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Anyone But United: Micah Richards spills the beans on Man City dressing room policy

Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards thinks Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes should win this season’s PFA ‘Player of the Year’ award.

Fernandes, 26, has been a United player for over a year after switching from Sporting Lisbon. He has took the Premier League by storm and you would be hard pushed to find a better midfielder in the top-flight.

Nobody predicted the impact he would have on the team and it’s not stopping anytime soon. He has a whopping 22 goals and 13 assists in just 38 matches, in all competitions, so far this season.

Richards believes the statistics are the clearest indication that Fernandes deserves to be crowned England’s best player.

The former City centre-back also lift the lid on what it’s like for players in the Premier League when the time comes to cast their vote.

The Sky Sports pundit told the Daily Mail City players do not vote for United players, saying: “There was an unwritten rule in Manchester City’s dressing room during my career when it came to picking the PFA Player of the Year. If someone from Manchester United was in the running but Liverpool or Chelsea had candidates who had performed to a similarly high level, your vote would go to Stamford Bridge or Anfield.

“Politics such as this goes on in every dressing room across the land: you don’t vote for a rival.”

Voting for the writers’ player of the year award, I actually gave it to a City player last season.

Kevin De Bruyne was my pick but thankfully it will be a player wearing United’s red this season.

I can’t see past Fernandes for the award but suspect Ruben Dias will get a high percentage of votes too.

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