The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Premier League Team of the Year was named on Thursday.
While usually reserved for this Sunday's PFA award ceremony, the select XI was leaked early on social media, forcing the PFA to officially announce the side before time.
There were no real surprises in the team of the year but as always, there was a sense of pride when the players learned of their achievements.
Delighted to be in the @PFA team of the year with Danny, @AlderweireldTob & @Dele_Alli! Big push now. 4 games to go! pic.twitter.com/2qeq0DdxcH
— Harry Kane (@HKane) April 21, 2016
Also, thank you to everyone for all the kind words with my place in the @PFA team of the year! https://t.co/EhcG6KWSTB
— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) April 21, 2016
Manchester United star David De Gea was pleased to be named as the league's best goalkeeper for 2015/16.
Thank you everyone! https://t.co/xrSSNrZnd6
— David De Gea (@D_DeGea) April 21, 2016
League leaders Leicester City had four players chosen in the side which prompted the following post from the high-flying Foxes.
#lcfc's @Wes5L1nk, N'Golo Kanté, @Mahrez22 and @vardy7 all named in @PFA Team of the Year: https://t.co/2RsmWnvsGDpic.twitter.com/LKyMTZca3I
— Leicester City (@LCFC) April 21, 2016
The 2015/16 PFA Premier League Team of the Year is as follows:
David De Gea (Manchester United)
The PFA Barclays Premier League Team of the Year 2016 #PFAawards: pic.twitter.com/Ffp9GTTMN2
— PFA (@PFA) April 21, 2016