Bruno Fernandes is going to need a bigger mantelpiece as the accolades keep coming for the Manchester United midfielder.
The Portugal international has been an instant hit at Old Trafford and has now earned the Premier League’s Player of the Month for June.
He’d already scooped the trophy for February and is the first man to retain it since Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in March/April of 2018.
The last Manchester United star to win the award for two months in succession was Bruno’s friend and compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo, who took it home in November and December of 2006.
Fernandes’s superb form has continued this month as he scored against Bournemouth and then again, from the spot, in the 3-0 win at Aston Villa on Thursday night, and also supplied the assist from a corner for Paul Pogba’s strike. He won our Player of the Month prize for June and looks set to be a strong contender again in a few weeks’ time as he bids to win it for the fourth time in a row.
Bruno beat off competition from team-mate Anthony Martial, as well as Danny Ings (Southampton), Conor Coady, Raul Jimenez (both Wolves) and Allain Saint-Maximin (Newcastle United), to come out on top of the voting.
He also won the Premier League’s Goal of the Month, for his outstanding effort on the break at Brighton & Hove Albion.