Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes is the only Premier League player to be named in WhoScored’s Champions League team of the group stage.

That’s despite United’s early elimination on Tuesday, when Fernandes scored a penalty in the 3-2 defeat against RB Leipzig

The XI is created from statistical performances across the six matches, where Fernandes averaged a rating of 7.49.

RB Leipzig v Manchester United: Group H - UEFA Champions League
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He is selected in central midfield in the team alongside Bayern Munich’s Thomas Kimmich, with Neymar and Lionel Messi on the wings.

Bruno scored four times in six Champions League matches this season, as well as setting up a goal for Marcus Rashford in the 5-0 home win over Leizpig.

He scored United’s first European goal of the season from the spot against Paris Saint-Germain, while he also netted a brace at home to Istanbul Basaksehir last month.

Fernandes could have had five but allowed Rashford to take a penalty against the Turkish outfit when he was on a hat trick himself.

United legend Cristiano Ronaldo is up front in the team, alongside long-term target Erling Haaland, who has six Champions League goals this term.

Fernandes has also scooped another accolade as he was named Premier League Player of the Month for November.

His league record for the month was the same as his Champions League tally – four goals and one assist – from just four matches.

 

Bruno found the net twice against Everton at Goodison Park, before laying on Edinson Cavani to seal that 3-1 win.

He bagged the only goal of the game against West Brom before sparking the stunning comeback at Southampton, making it 2-1 from close range.

Fernandes is WhoScored’s standout Premier League performer in Europe and was the best player in the division last month.

The plaudits just keep rolling in for Bruno. Yesterday, he was also named on the 55-player shortlist for FIFPRO’s team of 2020.

The award is voted for by professional footballers across the world and Fernandes has already impressed his fellow players.

He will battle for a place in the team’s midfield with the likes of Kevin de Bruyne and N’Golo Kante.

Liverpool pair Thiago and Jordan Henderson are also included along with, surprisingly, Dele Alli.

Fernandes has had a hugely impressive year, and the recognition is rightly coming his way now.

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