Bruno Fernandes is playing at a very high level, becoming the soul of MU’s gameplay. And right before the great war with PSG, the Portuguese star was honored by the European Football Federation (UEFA).
In the 2019/20 season, MU did not win any titles and did not play in the Champions League. Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s army ranked third in the Premier League and went to three more semi-finals, including the Europa League semi-finals.
Meanwhile, Bruno Fernandes has only joined the “Red Devils” since January 2020, but he quickly became a guide in the “Red Devils” midfield. Only playing in the second half of the 2019/20 season, Bruno Fernandes was still voted the Best Player of the 2019/20 season by MU.
Recently, the European Football Federation (UEFA) has officially launched the best names for the nomination of the Team of the Year. Notably, Bruno Fernandes is on this list. Bruno Fernandes is the only “Red Devils” player to be nominated. The Portuguese midfielder played outstandingly, making a great contribution to helping this team reach the semi-finals of the Europa League.
This information was announced by UEFA right before the great battle between MU and PSG in the fifth round of the Champions League group stage 2020/21. And of course, this will be a great motivation for Bruno Fernandes to work, with “Red Devils” towards the goal of having tickets to the knockout round.
In this squad, two superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are also present. Last season, Ronaldo and Juventus club were eliminated from the Champions League very early, right from the eighth round. Ronaldo himself did not show too much. Meanwhile, Messi and his Barcelona teammates lost 2-8 to Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals. However, the duo still has a name to compare with Bruno Fernandes and many other stars.
MU’s opponent in the big match on December 3 (Hanoi time), PSG has 7 names in the UEFA list. Among them are the trio of Neymar, Mbappe, Di Maria along with Kimpembe, Navas, Marquinhos and Bernat. Last season, PSG reached the final and only lost 1 goal to Bayern Munich with the goal of Kingsley Coman.
With an impressive treble last season, it was not surprising that Bayern Munich is the team with the most stars on this list. The defending Champions League champion has 10 names in the UEFA nomination list (including the case of Thiago Alcantara who went to Liverpool).