Michael Owen selects Van Persie as PFA player of the year

Manchester United forward has revealed his picks for the best performers this season, selecting the Dutchman and hailing former side Newcastle United as the team of the year

Michael Owen believes that Arsenal forward Robin Van Persie should be PFA Player of the Year. 

The Gunners' skipper has been on form this season scoring 26 league goals so far to fire his side to third in the Premier League above rivals Tottenham.

The Manchester United striker revealed who he has selected for the awards via his Twitter feed: "Player of the season so far? I went for Robin Van Persie. Stand out winner in my opinion.’’

He also revealed his pick for Team of the Year and Young Player of the Year, announcing a number of clubs that he believes have performed well this year.

''Great result yet again from Newcastle today. Team of the year? There are a few candidates but they are my pick so far.

"Newcastle, Swansea, Norwich, Spurs in that order would be my top 4 teams of the season so far.

"Young player of the Year? Tough one to call. Need to be age 23 or under. I went for Tim Krul.’’

Owen revealed his best starting eleven of the campaign which included no Manchester United players as he cannot vote for them under the rules of the awards, but did select three Manchester City players.

The Englishman picked three Newcastle players in Fabricio Coloccini, Cheikh Tiote and Demba Ba along with Joe Hart, Kyle Walker, Vincent Kompany, Leighton Baines, David Silva, Scott Parker, Gareth Bale and Van Persie.

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