He may have scored 21 Premier League goals and recorded six assists, but the likes of Raheem Sterling (17 goals and eight assists) and Roberto Firmino (15 goals and seven assists) were more deserving.
Manchester City's players were quick to get the party started.
After winning their first Premier League meeting with Man Utd (2-1 in December 2015), the Cherries have lost three and drawn one of the subsequent four. Right-back Kyle Walker, centre-half Nicolas Otamendi and midfielders David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne are all honoured, along with forward Sergio Aguero. "But the Liverpool game (s) showed us that we are not a flawless team". "I don't know if he is ready to play two (matches) in three days".
Players sang songs, took selfies, and had a good time.
The Argentina global may still be prone to some weird decisions, but Otamendi has made 2,665 successful passes in the Premier League this season, at least 300 more than any other player, showing how the champions play the ball out from the back. The Citizens comprise almost half the team as they boast five of the eleven selected.
Ederson said he has had "almost a ideal year" after Manchester City clinched the Premier League title.
This is just another stat for City to add to their already long list.
The winger is most likely to win player of the year after a season of being in the right place at the right time - a lot - and leading Liverpool to the Champions League semifinals.