Rooney gets player of the year award

Agencies April 26, 2010

Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney has won the Professional Footballers' Association player of the year award.

Rooney, currently out of action with a groin injury, is widely regarded as being central to England's chances of winning the World Cup in South Africa later this year.

Aston Villa and England midfielder James Milner won the young player of the year award.

Former South Africa international Lucas Radebe, who played for England's Leeds United, won the P-F-A special merit award for his community work.