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Bruno Fernandes Voted Best January Transfer Of all Time – BBC Poll

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Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has been voted as the best-ever January signing following his move from Sporting Lisbon last year.

The 26-year-old playmaker has been a revelation at Old Trafford – chipping in with an incredible 28 goals and 18 assists in 53 games in all competitions.

His remarkable form last term saw United finish third in the table, while he also helped the club to three semi-final appearances.

Fernandes remarkably won four Premier League Player of the Month awards in 2020 – the first man to win the accolade that many times in a calendar year.

Due to his instant impact at the Theatre of Dreams, BBC Sport ran a poll where they asked fans to vote the greatest ever January signing.

And they tweeted on Monday that the Portugal international came out on top, with the midfielder picking up a staggering 31 per cent of the vote.

Liverpool’s Virgin van Dijk slotted in second place, ahead of United legend Nemanja Vidic and former Reds striker Luis Suarez.

But it should come as no surprise that Fernandes has been voted in first place, with the ex-Sampdoria ace statistically the best January buy.

In stats obtained by bettingodds.com covering his first season, Fernandes pipped Daniel Sturridge and Papiss Cisse to the honour.

Fernandes won nine top-flight games as he helped United improve by two places, while he wasn’t on the losing side once.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been effusive in his praise for Fernandes after the player marked a year in Manchester.

He said: “Brilliant. From day one he’s come in and wanted to affect the environment, the playing environment, the staff. He’s been a great addition.

“He’s such a humble human being, working hard, and I think everyone has seen what he’s done on the pitch.

“I’m very pleased with his first year and long may it continue.”

Before adding: “He watches every game on TV, especially the big games. If you ask him ‘did you watch that last night?’ he’s always seen the game.

“He’s going to make the most of his career, that’s for sure.”

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