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Fernandes: ‘Nobody wins an individual trophy just doing well himself’

Thu 31 December 2020 | 12:57

The Red Devils midfielder claims team’s success is more important for him than individual awards.

Manchester United

's Portuguese star

Bruno Fernandes

, who has excelled at the club this season and is now the PFA nominee for England's Player of the Year, says team awards are more important to him than individual trophies.

This year, with Fernandes’ fantastic performances, United has re-emerged as a contender for the

Premier League

title for the first time after

Sir Alex Ferguson

left the team.

The main reason for United's recent success in the Premier League is attributed to the exceptional performance of Bruno Fernandes. The star who joined United from

Sporting CP

in January last year with a contract worth 55 million euros.

“If we win trophies, it is the most important thing,”

Fernandes said

“Of course, it’s good for a player to win individual awards and I will never say I don’t want to be the best player in the league or I don’t want to be the PFA Player of the Season. I want to be but I want to be if the team wins trophies.

“If the team does win trophies, for me, it’s the same. For me, the most important thing is to help my team-mates to also be Player of the Season. That’s the most important thing because, if someone from the club is Player of the Season, it means that we do very, very well this season.

“I think we will always be happy if someone else takes an individual award because it means the team is doing well. Nobody in football, a team sport, wins an individual trophy just doing well himself.

“You have to do well but you have to have the help of your team-mates to do well. When you have an individual trophy, of course, you are doing really well and deserve the credit but that credit goes to the team because they help you do better and better.”

source: SportMob