Opinion: Bruno Fernandes’s award win says quite a bit

So you start to fret. Will the followers get swept up on this tidal wave of negativity when feeling so emotional? It is a undeniable fact that Bruno has been a fully sensible signing, by any metric, and also you solely must hearken to Erik ten Hag speaking about him to know simply how appreciated he’s inside the dressing room.

Twice a winner of the Sir Matt Busby Participant of the 12 months, our Portuguese magnifico has all the time been so extremely in style amongst our help, and rightly so. But how highly effective is a media motion or agenda? How a lot sway can it have in influencing opinion? What would Bruno himself be pondering after being focused in such a selected method after 90 minutes that in had been, by no means, reflective of our first marketing campaign below Ten Hag, nor his constant contribution?

This final query was rapidly answered by Bruno in the way in which he is aware of greatest – enjoying soccer. A Man-of-the-Match show in opposition to Actual Betis was capped by a strong headed aim in a sport that mentioned a lot in regards to the character of the crew, but additionally, individually, the playmaker on the coronary heart of most of our attacking strikes. When the Spanish aspect equalised, the chips had been down however the response was magnificent, and appreciated by these inside Outdated Trafford.

He got here closest to breaking the impasse in opposition to Southampton, with a shot that nearly all people thought was in, solely to bounce out from a put up, and helped the Reds win the Europa League last-16 second leg in Seville that sealed one other tie with a crew from that metropolis.