Fernades who joined the Red Devils in January has been a great form and hit the ground running in England. This has made him be an integral member of the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer squad.
The Portugal playmaker’s contribution to United’s strong recent form culminated in a 3-0 win at Aston Villa on Thursday night. He helped the Old Trafford club become the first team in Premier League history to win four successive games by a margin of three or more goals. This extended their unbeaten run to 17 games.
Having settled into the team, Fernades has become almost the face of Man United with his contribution since February 1. The playmaker has been involved in 13 goals for United, leading the pack ahead of other players during that period. He scored three goals in June, during which the Premier League restarted.
It was double joy for the midfielders as he also won the goal of the month. He beats fellow teammate, Odion Ighalo to the award for his volleyed finish at the end of a swift counter-attack in United’s 3-0 victory at Brighton on June 30.
Santo named Premier League coach of June
Meanwhile, Wolverhampton Wanderers coach, Nuno Santo got the Premier League manager of the month award.
Reacting to the development, the former Porto coach dedicated his award to the club’s medical staff.
“We are pleased with the award, but as you know, the words are for all the group, especially for the medical staff who allowed us to return safely in a good way.
“They are our true heroes because what they have done behind the scenes was huge for us and that was what made it possible for us to compete well in the return of the competition, so this reward is for them.”
Santo guided Wolves to victories against West Ham, Bournemouth, and Aston Villa, with clean sheets during the month.
He beat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Frank Lampard and Steve Bruce, to the prize. The club’s victories have boosted their bid for a second consecutive season of European football.