Bruno Fernandes is August Player of the Month

Fernandes is August's Player of the Month

Saturday 02 September 2023 10:50

Bruno Fernandes has been named Manchester United's Player of the Month for August, after winning our fan vote.

The 28-year-old scored one goal and assisted another during the comeback win over Nottingham Forest in our final match of the month, as Erik ten Hag's side recovered from 2-0 down to claim the three points at Old Trafford.

Bruno also impressed during our 1-0 opening-day success against Wolves, with his lobbed pass falling to Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who in turn set up Raphael Varane's header which proved the decisive moment.

Evidently one of the go-to names on Ten Hag's team sheet, and now holding the responsibility of being United's club captain, the Portuguese international has started the new campaign in fine form.

In what turned out to be a tight vote, Bruno just pipped fellow team-mate Wan Bissaka to the top of the polling, grabbing 46 per cent ahead of Aaron's 42.
It's the ninth time in total that Bruno has scooped the award, with his last success being the second of his back-to-back March and April wins last term.

He is the first recipient of the accolade for 2023/24, with United having so far claimed six points from a possible nine in the Premier League.

Operating largely in the number 10 role again this term, our no.8's impact for the Reds has continued following an impressive campaign last year.
No other player in the Premier League has created more big chances than Bruno since his arrival at the Theatre of Dreams in 2020 (74), and he has continued that consistency so far in his first season with the captain's armband.

It's something we have come to expect from Fernandes, with supporters no doubt hoping he can continue to be instrumental in our desired on-field successes this season.
Which of these three nominees should win our Player of the Month award for August?poll

Which of these three nominees should win our Player of the Month award for August?

New goalkeeper Andre Onana was the third nominee for August's prize and scooped the remaining 12 per cent of the vote from fans, after his own impressive start to the season.

Nevertheless, it's Fernandes who has claimed the award for the first month of the campaign.

Congratulations, Bruno!