After the season he’s had, it’s no surprise that Bruno Fernandes has been voted Manchester United’s player of the season by supporters.
Fernandes has scored 28 goals in 56 appearances in all competitions this term, making him one of the most prolific players in Europe.
He has also contributed 17 assists in total, making him United’s most productive attacker by quite some margin.
Despite the disappointment of losing 4-2 to Liverpool at Old Trafford last week, his early strike saw him surpass Frank Lampard’s record for goals scored by a Premier League midfielder in a single season.
Lampard netted 27 times during the 2009-10 campaign as Chelsea won the double under Carlo Ancelotti. With three more games to play including the Europa League final, Fernandes can extend his lead even further between now and the end of the month.
According to United, fans from over 200 countries voted “in huge numbers” to decide the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year Award.
Fernandes has now won the accolade two seasons running, putting him on a par with Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Cristiano Ronaldo.
David de Gea remains the only player to have won the award three years in a row, but Fernandes now has a chance to match him next season. He can be fairly confident of doing so, having won 63 percent of the vote this time round.
Luke Shaw and Edinson Cavani came second and third in the poll, earning 21 per cent of the vote and six per cent respectively.
Shaw has had his most impressive season to date in a United shirt and, along with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, was backed to win the award by teammate Eric Bailly .
Despite a slow start at Old Trafford, Cavani has been indispensable to the team in recent months. He now has 15 goals for the season and has earned himself a contract extension .
Mason Greenwood finished fourth in the poll, but, at 19 years of age, he should have plenty more opportunities to win it. Marcus Rashford finished fifth, having scored 21 goals in all competitions.
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