While Nuno Espirito Santo has been awarded the prize for managers, Man United’s Bruno Fernandes has again been named Premier League’s Player of the month.

Bruno Fernandes has now become the seventh player to win two consecutive Premier League Player Month Awards. Mohamed Salah, Jamie Vardy, Harry Kane, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dennis Bergkamp, and Robbie Fowler are the only other players to have accomplished this feat.

The midfielder from Manchester United, who joined Sporting CP in January, made a fantastic start to Premier League life, receiving both of his qualifying Month Player awards.

Fernandes won the gong for February, following an impressive first month at Old Trafford, before continuing the sparkling style into March.

Following the coronavirus-enforced suspension, he picked up where he left off when the Premier League resumed last month, with the new award taking into account his results between March and June.
Fernandes scored four goals over those two months and set up one more in United’s five matches.

The Portugal international has helped turn United’s fortunes since moving from Sporting, with men undefeated under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 15 matches since his debut.

Fernandes defeated Conor Coady, Danny Ings, Raul Jimenez, Allan Saint-Maximin, and his team-mate Anthony Martial in June, while he also received the Month Award for Goal at home.

The goal at issue was his second 3-0 victory at Brighton and Hove Albion on June 30, volleying home from Mason Greenwood’s precise cross at the end of a rapid counter-attack.

Although the Month Award Manager was not a double success for United, the two awards went in the same month to Portuguese candidates for the first time.

Wolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo won the accolade of the manager for a second time, as he presided over an undefeated run of five matches on either side of the coronavirus break.


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