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
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.
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.
PFA Young Player of the Year nominees
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.
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.
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.