Shaw reveals Fernandes’ reaction to missing out on POTM award/Man United stopper leading PL in chances created

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Shaw reveals Fernandes’ reaction to missing out on POTM award/Man United stopper leading PL in chances created

Manchester United star Luke Shaw has provided an insight into the humourous reaction of teammate Bruno Fernandes, after finding out that he had missed out on the club’s Player of the Month award.

Shaw crowned

The latest Red Devils POTM winner was announced yesterday afternoon.

The individual crowned was Luke Shaw, who continued his remarkable return to form throughout February.

All told, the stopper featured on 6 occasions over the course of the month, helping United to three wins, along with a trio of clean sheets.

Even more impressive than Shaw’s exploits at the back, however, were his contributions going forward, with the former Southampton man having bagged a hefty 4 assists in the Premier League alone.

And the efforts of their reborn left-back evidently didn’t go unappreciated on the part of the Manchester United faithful, 37% of whom voted for Shaw as the club’s Player of the Month:

‘How have you won this?’

A close 2nd to Shaw when it came to votes cast, meanwhile, was Dan James, with perennial award-winner Bruno Fernandes having actually only come in in 3rd place, at 24%.

And it appears that none were more surprised by the Portuguese missing out on February’s prize than Fernandes himself, who quickly made his feelings known to Shaw on the back of word emerging that the latter had been crowned.

Speaking in an interview with MUTV earlier today, the stopper provided an insight into the lighthearted exchange between he and his star teammate, who was quick to shift his focus onto the Premier League’s Player of the Month accolade:

He came up to me when I’d won it and he was like ‘how have you won this?’

I said ‘it’s the fans that pick it, no-one at the club. You have to understand that!’ “He was like ‘Ah, it’s okay, someone else needs to win it sometime.’

He’s up for the Premier League Player of the Month award, so he’s quite confident he can win that. I’m hoping he can win it, because obviously I took this one!

Adding further context to just how deserving Shaw actually was of the award, meanwhile, is a remarkable statistic to have surfaced online on Friday, highlighting the creative influence of the English international of late.

Incredibly, since the turn of the year, only two players – in the form of Jadon Sancho and Filip Kostic – have created more opportunities than United’s in-form stopper, across Europe’s top-5 leagues:

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 27 39 65
2 Manchester United FC 27 21 51
3 Leicester City FC 27 15 50
4 Chelsea FC 27 17 47
5 Everton FC 26 6 46
6 West Ham United FC 26 9 45
7 Liverpool FC 27 12 43
8 Tottenham Hotspur FC 26 15 42
9 Aston Villa FC 25 11 39
10 Arsenal FC 26 7 37
11 Leeds United 26 -1 35
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 27 -9 34
13 Crystal Palace FC 27 -14 34
14 Southampton FC 26 -13 30
15 Burnley FC 27 -16 29
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 26 -7 26
17 Newcastle United FC 26 -17 26
18 Fulham FC 27 -12 23
19 West Bromwich Albion 27 -36 17
20 Sheffield United FC 27 -27 14
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 17
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 15
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 14
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 13
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 11
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 10
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 9
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 9
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 8
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 8
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 8
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 8
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City FC 7

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