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Bruno Fernandes wins the Premier League Player of the Month award for the FOURTH time

Bruno Fernandes wins the Premier League Player of the Month award for the FOURTH time in a year by scooping December prize… as Manchester United talisman equals club legend Cristiano Ronaldo’s six-year total

  • Bruno Fernandes has been named Premier League’s best player for December
  • It’s the fourth time the Manchester United star has claimed the accolade
  • That means he equals the number of times Cristiano Ronaldo won the prize
  • Fernandes also won it in February, June and November after excellent displays
  • His three goals and three assists in December helped United climb to top spot 

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

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

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

Bruno Fernandes has won the Premier League Player of the Month award for the fourth time

It's the fourth time the Portuguese star has won the accolade since joining United last January

It’s the fourth time the Portuguese star has won the accolade since joining United last January

Fernandes is all smiles as he shows off what has become a familiar award in recent months

Fernandes is all smiles as he shows off what has become a familiar award in recent months

Cristiano Ronaldo won the award four times during his blistering spell in English football

Cristiano Ronaldo won the award four times during his blistering spell in English football

Fernandes scored three goals and contributed three assists in United’s Premier League matches during the month of December, helping them climb to their current position at the top of the table.

Overall, he has 15 goals and nine assists in all competitions during what is turning out to be a highly productive campaign for the player signed from Sporting Lisbon in January last year.

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

It’s certainly possible that Fernandes will soon be challenging Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, who holds the record for the most player of the month prizes with seven.

The Portuguese star had only just signed for United when he won the award in February

The Portuguese star had only just signed for United when he won the award in February

He then picked up the award for June when the Premier League resumed after lockdown

He then picked up the award for June when the Premier League resumed after lockdown

Fernandes won the Player of the Month trophy in November and has now won it back-to-back

Fernandes won the Player of the Month trophy in November and has now won it back-to-back

He is now level with the four won by Paul Scholes during his time playing for United and is just once behind former United strikers Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.

Of other active players, Tottenham’s Harry Kane has the most with six.

United, who moved top of the Premier League thanks to Tuesday night’s 1-0 win at Burnley, face a showdown with Liverpool at Anfield this Sunday.

Fernandes got 2021 off to a great start by scoring a penalty in United’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa on New Year’s Day. 

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

Casey Stoney and Leah Galton were also named the Barclays FA Women’s Super League manager and player of the month respectively to complete a hat-trick for United. 

United are currently three points clear of Chelsea at the top of the WSL table. The two sides are set to meet on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester United manager Casey Stoney and her staff celebrate their December award

Manchester United manager Casey Stoney and her staff celebrate their December award 

United's Leah Galton also won the Player of the Month accolade for the Women's Super League

United’s Leah Galton also won the Player of the Month accolade for the Women’s Super League



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