The Argentina international played a vital role in Real Madrid’s Champions League success while he also featured for his country in their World Cup campaign prior to his £59.7million move to Old Trafford.
He started in blistering form but has tailed off in recent weeks, however he still looks a class apart from the majority of United’s squad.
Sanchez has been Arsenal’s star performer since his summer move from Barcelona, scoring 12 goals in his first 19 games for the Gunners; while Costa has netted 11 times in his first 13 appearances for Chelsea.
In short, the trio have been the shining lights in the Premier League so far this season and it is no surprise they have been nominated for a place in the prestigious team.
Sanchez played a vital role in Chile’s impressive World Cup campaign while Costa has put a disappointing summer behind him to continue his goal-scoring exploits despite his change of surroundings.
The United, Arsenal and Chelsea stars are up against some fantastic competition with Barcelona, Real and Bayern Munich unsurprisingly leading the way in terms of nominations.
You can see the full list, as published by the Manchester Evening News, here.