Bruno Fernandes Becomes The First Player In Premier League History To Win ‘Player of the Month’ 4 Times In The Same Calendar Year

Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United’s talisman, won December’s Premier League Player of the Month award – receiving the award for the fourth time in 2020.

The Portuguese playmaker has also equalled the four times Cristiano Ronaldo received the award when he was at Old Trafford in the space of less than a year with the club.

He became the first player to win the award four times in the same calendar year.

Fernandes scored 3 goals and did 3 assists in ManU’s Premier League matches in December. His impact contribute United climbing to their current position at the top of the table.

Overall, during what has turned out to be a highly fruitful player campaign signed in January last year by Sporting Lisbon, he has 15 goals and nine assists in all competitions.

In February, June and November, Fernandes had earlier scooped the player of the month award. He became the first player since Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in March 2018 to win it in back-to-back months.

It is , with no doubt, possible that Fernandes will soon be contesting Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, who currently hold the record for the player with the highest “player of the month” prizes, 7.

During his time playing for United, he is now equal with the four won by Paul Scholes and just once behind former United strikers Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.

Tottenham’s Harry Kane has the largest number of other participating players, with six.

United, who climbed to the summit of the Premier League thanks to Burnley’s 1-0 victory on Tuesday night, will face a Liverpool showdown at Anfield this Sunday.

In 2021, Fernandes got off to a fantastic start by converting a penalty on New Year’s Day in United’s 2-1 victory over Aston Villa.

In total, since his £ 47 million signing from Sporting Lisbon on January 29 last year, he has scored 27 goals and contributed 17 assists in 48 appearances.

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