Bruno Fernandes.

Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year revealed

Bruno Fernandes has been crowned Manchester United's Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year for the second successive season.

The Portuguese midfielder lifted the trophy, presented by @adidasfootball, in his first campaign, despite only joining in January 2020, and has followed it up with the top individual prize again for 2020/21 after fans voted in huge numbers.

Indeed, supporters based in over 200 different countries had their say on the outcome so thank you to everybody who contributed.

Bruno Fernandes accepts his award from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Fernandes accepts his award from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Fernandes has enjoyed another remarkable campaign, scoring 18 times in 36 Premier League starts, claiming nine goals in Europe (Champions League and Europa League) and not forgetting his masterful free-kick winner against Liverpool in the Emirates FA Cup.

He has contributed 11 assists in the Premier League and a further five in Europe and tops many charts for the most creative and productive midfielder around, beating Frank Lampard's goal record for a midfielder in the Premier League era with his latest strike against Liverpool.

The 26-year-old is the Reds' leading scorer and donned the captain's armband in Harry Maguire's absence for the match with Liverpool last week. There is no disputing his huge influence nor that he is a worthy recipient of the honour.

The classy playmaker was Player of the Month in November and December, and was also nominated in October and February.

Furthermore, he has been voted Man of the Match on 12 occasions with Edinson Cavani the next-best on five.

Congratulations, Bruno Fernandes!Video

Luke Shaw and Cavani emerged as the main rivals for the prize after also enjoying superb seasons in the red shirt. In the end, however, Bruno was a very convincing victor with 63 per cent of the votes cast. Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford finished in fourth and fifth respectively.

It was much closer last term when Fernandes pipped Anthony Martial by only 1.5 per cent.

Congratulations, Bruno!

2020/21 PLAYER OF THE YEAR RESULT

1. Bruno Fernandes: 63%
2. Luke Shaw: 21%
3. Edinson Cavani: 6%

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