Bruno Fernandes impressing
The signing of Bruno Fernandes has proving to be one of the best bits of business Manchester United have done in years.
The Portuguese arrived at Old Trafford from Sporting CP in January of 2020, and has since gone on to completely dominate the English top-flight.
Fernandes, of course, played a key role in Manchester United securing a Champions League berth last term.
Suggesting that the Red Devils have looked like something of a one-man team over stretches to this point in 2020/21, meanwhile, wouldn’t really be an understatement.
In total, Fernandes has netted 22 and assisted 13 in 40 outings across all competitions this term.
The former Sporting standout has also won a staggering five Man United Player of the Month awards since his arrival, as well as four Premier League POTM awards:
Bruno Fernandes wins the Premier League Player of the Month for December 🔥 @brfootball
▪️ Back-to-back wins
▪️ First player in history to win four in a single year
▪️ Won 4/7 awards since joining Manchester United
▪️ As many awards as Cristiano Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/yXH4ZIbN9I
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 15, 2021
Man United may have to pay Sporting £4.2m
Whilst such form is obviously great for Manchester United, it may also be set to cost the Red Devils a decent chunk of change.
The reason for this is due to a clause in the deal Man United struck when they signed Fernandes from Sporting.
As per a report from The Times, the Manchester powerhouse stumped up an initial £46.6m to bring the midfielder to Old Trafford.
However, a number of add-ons were included in the deal, one of which related to individual awards.
And Sporting are entitled to an extra €5m, which is around £4.2m, if Fernandes wins the PFA Player of the Year award or is in the top three for the Ballon d’Or whilst he is a United player.
Bruno Fernandes has been a standout performer for Manchester United this season but his good form will cost the club if he is voted the Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year, reports @hirstclass #MUFC https://t.co/DiI50IsUrp
— Times Sport (@TimesSport) March 5, 2021
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