Fernandes believes that de Gea deserves to be named POTM for October
Bruno Fernandes has declared that he will be voting for David de Gea, who is one of three nominees, for Manchester United’s October Player of the Month award.
The Spanish stopper will be up against Marcus Rashford and Cristiano Ronaldo, who are the other candidates, in what was a challenging month for the Red Devils.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side only managed to win two out of their five games during the month, which included back-to-back crushing Premier League defeats to Leicester and Liverpool.
Although we conceded 12 goals during October, de Gea ensured that we didn’t let in any more with a number of vital saves.
Following an impressive start to the campaign and signs that he is back to his best, de Gea got his second clean sheet of the season in the 3-0 win at Tottenham.
At the other end of the pitch, Rashford has been in impressive form since returning from shoulder surgery against the Foxes, with three goals in four games.
In a quiet month compared to Ronaldo’s phenomenal goalscoring standards, the 36-year-old scored a priceless winner against Atalanta and opened the scoring at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with a stunning volley.
But Fernandes who assisted both Rashford and Ronaldo during their goals last month is tipping de Gea to oust the attacking pair.
Our number told the club’s official website: “It’s difficult because Cristiano has been scoring goals, important goals, Rashy the same. David has conceded goals so it’s difficult but, if it wasn’t for David, we would have conceded many more.
“For what he has done in the last month and has been doing since the start of the season, I think he deserves it. But obviously we know the power of people who score goals, so, if I would vote, I would vote for David this time.
“As I said, it’s a difficult one because Cristiano has scored important goals and Rashy. It’s hard for the fans [to vote], but my vote is for David.”
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