Manchester United star Luke Shaw has provided an insight into the humourous reaction of teammate Bruno Fernandes, after finding out that he had missed out on the club’s Player of the Month award.
The latest Red Devils POTM winner was announced yesterday afternoon.
The individual crowned was Luke Shaw, who continued his remarkable return to form throughout February.
All told, the stopper featured on 6 occasions over the course of the month, helping United to three wins, along with a trio of clean sheets.
Even more impressive than Shaw’s exploits at the back, however, were his contributions going forward, with the former Southampton man having bagged a hefty 4 assists in the Premier League alone.
And the efforts of their reborn left-back evidently didn’t go unappreciated on the part of the Manchester United faithful, 37% of whom voted for Shaw as the club’s Player of the Month:
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 3, 2021
‘How have you won this?’
A close 2nd to Shaw when it came to votes cast, meanwhile, was Dan James, with perennial award-winner Bruno Fernandes having actually only come in in 3rd place, at 24%.
And it appears that none were more surprised by the Portuguese missing out on February’s prize than Fernandes himself, who quickly made his feelings known to Shaw on the back of word emerging that the latter had been crowned.
Speaking in an interview with MUTV earlier today, the stopper provided an insight into the lighthearted exchange between he and his star teammate, who was quick to shift his focus onto the Premier League’s Player of the Month accolade:
He came up to me when I’d won it and he was like ‘how have you won this?’
I said ‘it’s the fans that pick it, no-one at the club. You have to understand that!’ “He was like ‘Ah, it’s okay, someone else needs to win it sometime.’
He’s up for the Premier League Player of the Month award, so he’s quite confident he can win that. I’m hoping he can win it, because obviously I took this one!
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 5, 2021
Adding further context to just how deserving Shaw actually was of the award, meanwhile, is a remarkable statistic to have surfaced online on Friday, highlighting the creative influence of the English international of late.
Incredibly, since the turn of the year, only two players – in the form of Jadon Sancho and Filip Kostic – have created more opportunities than United’s in-form stopper, across Europe’s top-5 leagues:
Most chances created in Europe’s top five leagues in 2021 so far:
◎ Jadon Sancho
◎ Filip Kostić
◉ Luke Shaw
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 5, 2021
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