David Moyes suggests Jordan Pickford has been better than Dele Alli this season

Tottenham's Dele Alli shoots at goal before CSKA Moscow's Igor Akinfeev scores a own goal and the third for Tottenham

Has Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford been better than Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli this season?

Sunderland's Jordan Pickford

Sunderland manager David Moyes has suggested to The Times that Jordan Pickford has been better than Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli this season.

Moyes believes that 23-year-old Sunderland goalkeeper Pickford should win the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

Pickford and 21-year-old Tottenham midfielder are among a six-man shortlist for the prestigious award.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane, Burnley defender Michael Keane, Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Manchester City winger Leroy Sane are the other players in the shortlist.

“There are others who are terrific like Dele Alli, but Jordan should win it hands down because he’s been that good,” Moyes told The Times. “He’s good enough to play for just about any club.”

Pickford has been one of the best players in the Premier League and is arguably the most important player in the current Sunderland team after striker Jermain Defoe.

The 23-year-old Englishman has made a number of important saves this season, but it is hard to see anyone but Alli winning the PFA Player of the Year award.

The England international midfielder has taken his game to a whole new level this campaign and has shown remarkable progress.

Alli has scored 16 goals and created 42 chances in 30 Premier League appearances for Tottenham so far this season.

Tottenham's Dele Alli

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