Fred shows his class in awards defeat to Bruno

Wednesday 02 December 2020 14:00

A blossoming bromance between Bruno Fernandes and Fred was put to the test this week, when both midfielders were nominated for our November Player of the Month award.

The duo were shortlisted for our penultimate prize of 2020 alongside in-form club captain Harry Maguire and we can confirm over 100,000 votes were cast in a poll via our Official App. 

David De Gea revealed he was backing Fred for the trophy, but in the end it was Bruno who claimed the honour with 69 per cent of the result – which is essentially an Old Trafford attendance of votes!

While individual awards are prestigious, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s players are always focused on the collective and often highlight how the entire team is responsible for goals, wins and points. 

That much was evident earlier today when Fernandes was announced as our November Player of the Month, as eagled-eyed followers of United’s official Instagram account will have noticed.
Check out how Fred reacted to Bruno's Player of the Month success.

In the comments section, right at the top, our Brazilian ball-winner Fred was among the first to congratulate his friend, humbly writing:

“You deserve [it] so much my bro @BrunoFernandes.10!”

In response to Fred, Bruno then wrote: "You helped me a lot to get this award with your hard work behind me."

The post has also been liked by fellow nominee Harry Maguire and it’s hard to argue with Fred’s assessment that Bruno is a deserving winner, considering the Portuguese’s stats in November

Fred’s reaction to finishing second in the Player of the Month vote – for the second successive month – shows his ongoing kinship with Fernandes, who he has formed a tight bond with as Reds.

Looking for the evidence? Check out the 13 photos in the gallery below, which show how our no.17 and no.18 have grown close during their time together. Enjoy! 
Thanks to everybody who voted in our Player of the Month poll and congratulations to Bruno Fernandes on the victory.

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