Fernandes becomes Player of the Year


Midfielder Bruno Fernandes has been crowned as the winner of the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award for 2019/20, following a brilliant start to his Manchester United career.

Thousands of fans voted and they decided in favour of the Portuguese playmaker, who just edged out Anthony Martial, with Marcus Rashford finishing in third place.

Bruno succeeds Luke Shaw as the trophy’s holder and is the first player in club history to seize it after just half a season in the red shirt.

“Of course you want to win some trophies for the team, for the club, and for the fans. But, obviously, I’m happy with the individual trophies. I know you can say: ‘Oh, I don’t care’ and everything, but it’s always important for a player. You al- ways feel good when you win these kinds of awards, and I am no different. I am really happy. I want to add this to so many trophies for the club and for the fans because I think they deserve [it],” Fernandes said in a statement.

Bruno was selected as our Player of the Year by 35.5 per cent of the fans who voted, just marginally ahead of Martial with 34 per cent, while Rash- ford earned 10.4 per cent of the nominations