Bruno's amazing achievements so far with United
After two-and-a-half brilliant seasons at Manchester United, Bruno Fernandes has penned a new contract at the club to extend his stay at Old Trafford until at least 2026.
Here, we look at how the Portuguese international’s United career has gone so far, from insatiable goalscoring and unbeatable chance creation to unique award-winning feats.
- 2 x Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year (2019/20, 2020/21)
- FSA Men’s Player of the Year (2020)
- PFA Premier League Team of the Year (2020/21)
- 4 x Premier League Player of the Month (February 2020, June 2020, November 2020, December 2020)
- 2 x UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season (2019/20, 2020/21)
- 2019/20 UEFA Europa League top goalscorer (8 goals)
- 2 x Premier League Goal of the Month (June 2020, February 2021)
- United Goal of the Season, 2020/21 (v Everton, 6 February 2021)
Number of games missed: 7
Percentage of games played: 94%
Total minutes played: 9,446
Goal involvements: 88
Involvements per game: 0.75
Penalties scored: 21
Penalties missed: 2
Non-penalty goal involvements: 67
Non-penalty goal involvements: 0.57
Bruno was the quickest player to reach both five goals and five assists in Premier League history, completing the feat in just nine games.
In 2020, Fernandes became the first player to win four Premier League Player of the Month awards in a single calendar year.
Since he joined United, no player has won more Premier League Player of the Month awards than Fernandes.
The 27-year-old broke Frank Lampard’s record of most goals scored in a single season in all competitions by a Premier League midfielder. Lampard had scored 27 and Fernandes managed 28 in 2020/21.
Bruno reached 50 Premier League goal involvements (30 goals, 20 assists) in 58 appearances. Only Andy Cole (43), Alan Shearer (54) and Eric Cantona (54) achieved this feat in fewer games in the division.
The Portuguese is only the third player in United history to score more than 20 penalties. Fernandes has scored 21, while Ruud van Nistelrooy converted 28 and Wayne Rooney 27.
Bruno became the first player in Champions League history to assist in six consecutive appearances while playing for an English club, breaking the record held by David Beckham since 1998.
Against Atalanta in 2021, Fernandes created eight chances, the most by a United player in a single Champions League game (since records began in 2003-04).
Fernandes has the third most goal involvements in the last two Premier League seasons, with 45. Only Mohamed Salah (57) and Harry Kane (54) have more.
United debut: Wolves (1 February 2020)
First goal: Watford (23 February 2020)
First brace: Brighton (30 June 2020)
First game as captain: PSG (20 October 2020)
First Manchester derby: City away (7 March 2021)
First hat-trick: Leeds (14 August 2021)
100th game: Arsenal, scored (2 December 2021)
A blistering start to life at United saw fans immediately enamoured by the January signing. His insatiable scoring helped the Reds climb from fifth in the Premier League to third before the end of the campaign, at which point he was named Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year.
In a highly-prolific season, Fernandes finished third on the Premier League’s top goalscorers chart (18 goals) and second on the assists list (12). He contributed the most key passes in the league (94), the most shot-creating actions (168) and the most goal-creating actions (27). He earned two Premier League Player of the Month awards and United’s Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award.
2021/22 (so far)
Bruno’s productivity has continued despite occupying a deeper role in midfield. He’s played the most key passes (77) in the Premier League this season, and the third most passes into the penalty area (65), trailing behind only attacking full-backs Joao Cancelo and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Our photographers joined Fernandes on a walk around Carrington after he signed his new contract.
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League