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Bruno Fernandes wins Man Utd’s Player of the Year Award for 2019/20 after joining mid-season

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Manchester United playmaker, Bruno Fernandes has been crowned as the winner of the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award for 2019/20.

Fernandes who joined United for €55 million (£49m/$65m) from Sporting CP netted a total of 12 goals in 22 matches in all competitions for United, helping them reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup and Europa League.

Although they suffering defeats to Chelsea and Sevilla respectively, his efforts in the league saw the club finish third position as they booked their return to the Champions League.

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He beat Anthony Martial into second place to claim the award, voted for by United fans, while Marcus Rashford came third. He inherits the award from Luke Shaw, who was chosen for the 2018-19 season.

According to the club website, Fernandes gained 35.5 per cent of the votes, just ahead of Martial on 34%, while Rashford earned 10.4% of fan selections.

Mason Greenwood finished fourth on 8.3% after his breakout season in senior football, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka got 3.8%, and club captain Harry Maguire finished sixth with 2.4%.

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Fernandes told the club’s official website: “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.

“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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According to the club website, Fernandes gained 35.5 per cent of the votes, just ahead of Martial on 34%, while Rashford earned 10.4% of fan selections.

Mason Greenwood finished fourth on 8.3% after his breakout season in senior football, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka got 3.8%, and club captain Harry Maguire finished sixth with 2.4%.





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