Fernandes wins Fans' Player of the Month award
Bruno Fernandes has claimed the PFA Bristol Street Motors Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month award for February, after a stellar first month in the English top-flight.
The January signing from Sporting Lisbon picked up 58 per cent of the public vote, placing him well clear of his fellow countryman, Wolves’ goalkeeper Rui Patricio, who came second with 19 per cent.
It’s the second prize that Bruno has won in just over a week, after the attacking midfielder took home the club’s official Player of the Month award, too.
The 25-year-old is also in the running for the Premier League’s gong, which will be announced on Friday 13 March.
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A FANTASTIC FEBRUARY
Bruno's Premier League career got off to a promising start, as he pulled the strings and looked the liveliest player on the pitch in United’s closely-fought 0-0 draw with Wolves on 1 February.
The Reds stormed back into action after the winter break, by defeating Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on 17 February – and the Portuguese was right at the heart of the action. His delightful cross was perfectly measured for Harry Maguire, who nodded home our second and clinching goal.
Six days later, Old Trafford saw its new crowd favourite score his first goal for the club with a coolly-taken penalty to give us the lead against Watford. He later provided an assist for Mason Greenwood’s thumping strike, as we saw off the Hornets 3-0.
Harry Maguire finished third in the poll with eight per cent of nominations, ahead of Dwight McNeil (Burnley), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) and Richarlison (Everton), after the Reds also kept three consecutive Premier League clean sheets in February.
Congratulations on your award, Bruno!