Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has develop into the primary participant to win the Premier League Player of the Month award 4 occasions in the identical calendar yr after he was honoured for December.
Fernandes’ excellent performances have helped United attain the highest of the desk at this stage of the season for the primary time since 2013.
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In December, the 26-year-old made six Premier League appearances and scored three objectives as United remained unbeaten, recording 4 wins.
Fernandes, who joined United from Sporting CP in January 2020, gained the award for the primary time in February.
With soccer the world over in a coronavirus-enforced lockdown from March till May, he retained his award in June as he helped United climb the desk to complete the 2019-20 marketing campaign in third place.
The Portugal worldwide gained the award for a 3rd time in November earlier than retaining it the next month.
His 4 wins carry him stage with compatriot and former United attacker Cristiano Ronaldo — in addition to stellar names Dennis Bergkamp, Thirerry Henry, Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes, Alan Shearer and Jamie Vardy.
The award was first launched within the third Premier League marketing campaign and the primary recipient was former USMNT supervisor Jugen Klinsmann in August 1994, whereas participant with essentially the most wins is Manchester City ahead Sergio Aguero with seven.
Tottenham’s Harry Kane — who claimed the award thrice in 2017 — and former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard have six every, whereas former United forwards Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney each gained the award 5 occasions.
Liverpool ahead Mohamed Salah was the primary participant to win the award thrice in a single season — within the 2017-18 marketing campaign. Fernandes will match that record if he wins the award as soon as extra this time period.