Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes voted best January transfer of all time in BBC poll… and stats show impressive year

MANCHESTER UNITED star Bruno Fernandes has been voted as the best-ever January signing following his move from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020.

The 27-year-old playmaker has been a revelation at Old Trafford – chipping in with an incredible 45 goals and 34 assists in 105 games in all competitions.

His remarkable form in his first season saw United finish third, while he also helped the club to three semi-finals.

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 soon after they confirmed the Portugal international came out on top, with the midfielder picking up a staggering 31 per cent of the vote.

Liverpool's Virgil 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.

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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.

Former Reds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was 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.

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“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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