The 12 Premier League Stars To Win Player Of The Month In Their First Month
Bruno Fernandes has joined an exclusive list of players to win Premier League Player of the Month during their first month at a new club.
Manchester United midfielder Fernandes was crowned February's Player of the Month after an electric start to life at Old Trafford.
But it turns out he's not the only Red Devils player to win the award in his first attempt.
Anthony Martial was also given Player of the Month back in September 2015 following a start to life in England which saw him score THAT goal against Liverpool.
Check out the full list of players from across the Premier League's history below.
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) - February 2020
Teemu Pukki (Norwich City) - August 2019
Anthony Martial (Manchester United) - September 2015
Andre Ayew (Swansea City) - August 2015
Diego Costa (Chelsea) - August 2014
Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) - September 2012
Darren Bent (Charlton) - August 2005
Teddy Sheringham (Portsmouth) - August 2003
Robbie Keane (Coventry City) - August 1999
Patrik Berger (Liverpool) - September 1996
David Ginola (Newcastle United) - August 1995
Jurgen Klinsmann (Tottenham Hotspur) - August 1994
There a wide array of names there from the maverick we all loved to hate Diego Costa to cult hero Patrik Berger.
There are also some you never would have guessed such as Andre Ayew getting the nod in August 2015.
In the case of Fernandes however, it's hard to imagine this victory being a fluke.
Congratulations to Bruno Fernandes who is Premier League's Player of the Month for February. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/3BTqvtpCLY
- MUFC Scoop (@MUFCScoop) March 16, 2020
Fernandes also made his mark in United's last Premier League action, a 2-0 victory over bitter rivals Manchester City on March 8.
He explained to Sky Sports in an interview that the action was in the 'heat of the moment'.
The Portuguese international said: "I talked about this with some friends. Some people think like, 'Pep won everything, who is Bruno to do this to him?'
"But I think this is about respect and now, outside of the pitch, calm, I don't think I do this again if I am on the pitch now.
Bruno Fernandes shushing Pep Guardiola is what the Manchester derby is all about pic.twitter.com/kvzwivmGBC
- Football Daily (@footballdaily) March 8, 2020
"At that moment, the words he told me made me mad and on the pitch I am a little bit nervous and it's the kind of player I am.
"I have respect for Pep and what he did for football because he changed some mentalities but in this moment I think he didn't respect me and he doesn't deserve my respect at that moment on the pitch."
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