Man United: Bruno Fernandes named club's Player of the Year despite playing half a season

Fernandes has been named Man United's POTY

Manchester United fans will call last season a success. 

After struggling to a sixth-place finish in the 2018/19 campaign, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer guided the team to third 12 months on. 

Champions League qualification was secured, in part thanks to an incredible run in the latter stages of a season which was derailed by COVID-19. 

After the restart, Man United went unbeaten in the Premier League, winning six of their final nine fixtures.   

Much of the credit for their strong finish has gone to Bruno Fernandes. 

The midfielder only moved to Old Trafford in January, but it quickly became clear that he was the man to transform the team. 

In fact, Fernandes did so well that he's been named Manchester United's Player of the Year, despite arriving halfway through the season. 

Fernandes is POTY

The Portuguese star secured 35.5% of the vote, just edging out Anthony Martial who received 34%.

Marcus Rashford earned 10.4% of the votes, while Mason Greenwood finished fourth in the poll after 8.3% of voters chose him. 

Fernandes becomes the first player to win Man United's award after just half a season with the club - and he's pretty happy with his achievement. 

"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," he said.

"I know you can say: 'Oh, I don’t care' and everything, but it’s always important for a player. You always 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]." 

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