The football writer revealed he has picked the versatile player for the award via social media, admitting that it was a difficult decision as there were several top contenders, including the likes of Kalvin Phillips and Ben White.
Dallas is one of the longest serving members of Marcelo Bielsa’s side and has been deployed in a number of different positions for the Peacocks throughout the season so far, putting in a defensive shift at the back, and marshalling the midfield when called upon (WhoScored).
After arriving at Elland Road from Brentford for just over £1m in 2015, the Northern Irishman has scored 3 goals and provided 1 assist in 37 games for United this term, registering 1.6 shots per game, averaging 2.2 tackles, and making 1 interception on average in the English second tier (WhoScored).
Irrespective of the fact he has put in a shift all over the pitch, the 29-year-old’s market value is priced at a mere £2.16m according to Transfermarkt, although supporters will be delighted to discover he penned a new contract extension in September, keeping him at the club until at least 2023.
Due to his impressive displays over the course of the campaign, it is hardly surprising many LUFC supporters are overjoyed by Hay’s choice, with some dubbing Dallas as “class” and “outstanding,” while another simply added he is a “wonderful ambassador.”
Scroll through the rest of the best reactions down below…
Spot on 👏 He has been class and just edges it over KP, White also very close.
— LUFCMOT (@LUFCMOTcom) April 27, 2020
Agree. Left back, right back, midfield, out wide, goals, assist and clean sheets. He’s been class.
— Liam Scarth (@liamscar83) April 27, 2020
Finally, so many polls on Twitter and Dallas left out of most. A clear winner, an undeniable choice when a level head is applied with logic.
— JD (@MrJD83JohnDay) April 27, 2020
Me too Phil, he’s been immense!
It’s also still fresh in my memory how he kept his head and continued fighting in our 2nd leg playoff game against Derby.
— Phil B 🇮🇨+🏴🦁🦁🦁🇬🇧 (@LUSCarborough) April 27, 2020
Always been a fan of @dallas_stuart great player on the pitch and a kind man off the pitch 👏🏼
— Amelia 🐝 (@Abradbourne) April 27, 2020
Agreed 100% every season he’s got better and better gets the club gets the fans and would run through a brick wall for Bielsa, never moans just gets on with it! He epitomises “Side before Self” 💛💙MOT
— ian grundy (@Grundy1976Ian) April 27, 2020
He’s been outstanding 👍🏻 #mot
— Rick Hartley 🏃🚴⚽️ 💛💙 (@RickHartley64) April 27, 2020
Nothing but love for Dallas, in all his seasons for Leeds. He’s come to epitomise our side. A wonderful ambassador for what it means to wear the shirt. A great season.
— Lewis Stuck-in-the-House (@lewisfieldhouse) April 27, 2020
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