Bruno has been a crucial player for United and Portugal this season, and played a key role for his nation as they finished their qualifying campaign with a 100 per cent record, having scored 36 goals and conceded only two. Reds defender Diogo Dalot also had a telling impact on their strong defensive record.
Meanwhile, for United, our captain has scored four goals – three of which have been match-winners – and contributed three assists so far this season.
In August, when Erik ten Hag’s team went 2-0 down to Nottingham Forest early on, Fernandes grabbed the match by the scruff of the neck and played a pivotal role in an impressive comeback. After Christian Eriksen has reduced the deficit to one goal, our no.8 set up Casemiro to level it.
Bruno then broke in behind the Forest defence before being taken down by Joe Worrall, resulting in the defender being dismissed. Then, after Marcus Rashford had won a penalty, our captain stepped up to complete our comeback from the spot.