Bruno Fernandes is really good. The 26-year old Portuguese football player kicked off his career by playing for Novara Calcio and Portugal National Team. Throughout his 8-year professional football career, Fernandes has proven himself an unstoppable force of nature. The player signed up with Manchester United in the 2019-20 season for a deal worth €80 million.
2019-2020 Season: Manchester United
Bruno Fernandes started his Manchester United debut in a match against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Though his first match ended in a fierce draw, Fernandes shone in the upcoming matches with a series of exceptional performances against Chelsea, Club Brugge, Watford, and more.
Fernandes ended his 2019-20 season with an impressive average of twelve goals in twenty-two appearances in the Premier League. He received the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award for his excellent performance throughout the 2019-20 season.
2020-21 Season: Manchester United
The latest season started with Bruno Fernandes scoring wins against Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Everton FC. He received the awards for Player of the Month for two consecutive months in November and December, respectively.
He became the first player to have won the award four times in one year. To put this in perspective, this record puts him in the same league as Cristiano Ronaldo, Dennis Bergkamp, Frank Lampard, Alan Shearer, and more exceptional players in the Premier League history. Mohamed Salah from Liverpool currently holds the record for three award wins in one season. If Bruno Fernandes wins the Player of the Month award again for the 2020-21 season, he will match Mo Salah’s record. Regardless of club affiliations, this is a record all football fans can admire.
So far in the 2020-21 season, Fernandes has scored fifteen goals in his twenty-eight appearances, off-setting his record from the previous season. It brings his career total to 111 goals in 340 appearances since the beginning of his professional career for Novara back in 2012.
The Tactical Master of Penalties
It is impressive how Bruno Fernandes has managed to score fifteen penalty goals in one year. The tactical style of play is what makes Fernandes stand out from the rest of the Manchester United roster. He is exceptionally skilled at getting a hold of the ball and passing it almost instantly, speeding past his opponents in the field.
It is clear that Manchester United needs someone like Bruno on their roster for his impressive completion rate and risk-taking play on the field. With a long list of honors and awards under his belt, Bruno Fernandes is increasingly turning out to be one of the most promising players of his generation.