Bruno Fernandes celebrates scoring against Everton.

Fernandes equals Premier League record

Friday 11 December 2020 10:59

Bruno Fernandes has collected the Premier League's Player of the Month award for November - the third time he's claimed the accolade in his short spell in England.

The midfielder was voted as the top-flight’s standout performer after his displays against Arsenal, Everton, West Bromwich Albion and Southampton - in which he scored four goals.

It’s another impressive achievement for Bruno, who has adapted effortlessly to life at Old Trafford since his January move and, in winning the award, he has equalled a Premier League record.
The Portuguese international has now won the prize three times this calendar year, and becomes only the third-ever player to do so.

It was actually a former Red, Ashley Young, who first achieved this feat in 2008, while playing for Aston Villa. Harry Kane won the award three times in 2017, during a superb period of personal form for Tottenham Hotspur.

That means Bruno is the first foreign footballer to hit the landmark.
On top of that, our no.18 has now joined some highly esteemed Manchester United company, and is just the fifth player to win the award three or more times while representing the Reds.

Bruno has now claimed the accolade as often as Ruud van Nistelrooy did during his five-year stint at United, while only Paul Scholes, Cristiano Ronaldo (both four) and Wayne Rooney (five) have won the trophy more often.

It’s also not impossible that Fernandes scoops the award for a fourth time in 2020. The 26-year-old made an excellent start to December during our 3-1 comeback win over West Ham, in which he was introduced at half-time and went on to create the most chances from open play in a single league game this term.

Not bad going - let’s hope he can keep it up against Manchester City this weekend!