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Fernandes credits Man Utd team-mates for his awards

13 Jul 2020
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Winner of EA SPORTS Player and Budweiser Goal of the Month prizes says Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood helped him to historic double

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes made history by winning both June's EA SPORTS Player of the Month and Budweiser Goal of the Month awards, but he credits the exciting attacking talent around him for helping him win his individual honours.

The Portugal international became the first man to claim both prizes in the same month, after contributing four goals and one assist in five matches, including the volley at Brighton & Hove Albion which earned him the Budweiser prize.

He says he owes a lot to his Man Utd team-mates, even if he joked he was happy to get one over fellow EA SPORTS Player of the Month nominee Anthony Martial.

"For me it's easy when you have these kind of players because sometimes, like I did in our last game at home, I just give a simple pass to Anthony and he put the ball into the top corner," Fernandes said. "This is the kind of assist you want to do.

"I'm happy because I won and Anthony didn't!"

The 25-year-old is back in action on Monday night at home to Southampton at 20:00 BST, when he will hope to add to his seven goals in 10 appearances that have helped him to back-to-back EA SPORTS Player of the Month awards. 

Of his strike that won June's Goal of the Month award, he says finishing off Mason Greenwood's cross was extra sweet because of the quality of the build-up play.

"I'm happy because it was teamwork," added Fernandes. "The goal was fantastic for me, not for the finish but for everything we did to arrive and to score."

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