Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is clear favourite for the PFA Player of the Year.

Rooney has been installed as the overwhelming favourite to land the PFA Player of the Year award following the release of the short-list on Thursday.

PFA Players' Player of the Year nominees

Carlos Tevez The 2009/10 season was destined to be a crucial year for Tevez from the moment he made his high-profile summer switch from champions Manchester United to Manchester City. He has not disappointed.

Cesc Fabregas The classy midfielder has been at the hub of Arsenal's quest for glory at home and abroad this season with the Gunners refusing to be written out of the title equation.

Didier Drogba It has been another season to remember for Chelsea striker Drogba as he and his team-mates have closed in on a first Premier League title since 2006.

Wayne Rooney Rooney has enjoyed a breathtaking season for Manchester United which all England fans are praying will continue during this summer's World Cup.

PFA Young Player of the Year nominees

Cesc Fabregas The Spain international is the perfect leader for Arsene Wenger's version of the beautiful game in North London, delivering creativity, goals and drive to inspire those around him at Emirates Stadium.

James Milner The words of Fabio Capello at the end of March tell you almost all you need to know about Aston Villa's Milner. England's manager said: "This year our most improved player is Milner."

Joe Hart Birmingham were tipped as potential relegation candidates at the start of the season but Hart has played a major role in helping the Blues establish themselves in the top half on their return to the Premier League.

Wayne Rooney At the time of his nomination for the PFA awards, Rooney has bagged an astonishing 34 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils in the most prolific season of his career.