Manchester United fans will call last season a success.
After battling for sixth place in the 2018/19 season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer led the team to third place 12 months later.
Champions League qualification was ensured, in part thanks to an incredible run in the latter stages of a season that was derailed by COVID-19.
After the restart, Man United remained unbeaten in the Premier League, winning six of their last nine games.
Much of the credit for their excellent result went to Bruno Fernandes.
The midfielder only moved to Old Trafford in January, but it quickly became clear that he was the one transforming the team.
In fact, Fernandes did so well that he was named Manchester United Player of the Year, despite making it mid-season.
The Portuguese star secured 35.5% of the vote, surpassing Anthony Martial who received 34%.
Marcus Rashford earned 10.4% of the vote, while Mason Greenwood came fourth in the poll after 8.3% of voters chose him.
Fernandes becomes the first player to win the Man United award after only half a season with the club – and is quite pleased with his result.
“Obviously you want to win trophies for the team, for the club and for the fans. But obviously, I’m happy with the individual trophies,” he said.
“I know you can say, ‘Oh, I don’t care’ and all that, but it’s always important to a player. You always feel good when you win these kinds of prizes, and I’m no different.
“I’m really happy. I want to add this to so many trophies for the club and for the fans because I think they deserve it [it]. ”
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