Portuguese star Bruno Fernandes has been crowned Manchester United’s Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year for the second successive season.
Fernandes lifted the trophy 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 in over 200 different countries voted in huge numbers.
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.
He 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.
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.