Luke Shaw has been rewarded for his consistency in recent weeks with Manchester United’s Player of the Month award for February.
The left-back has stepped up his attacking game under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, emerging as the main creative outlet for the Red Devils. With four assists in five league games, Shaw directly created more goals for his teammates than Bruno Fernandes last month.
The Portuguese midfielder has largely been the sole creator at Old Trafford, and would surely be happy to share the responsibility with the Englishman.
However, Fernandes might not fancy sharing the award as much, especially considering his reaction to Shaw being named February’s Player of the Month.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Shaw touched upon a light-hearted banter he had with the midfielder. The 25-year-old said: “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’.”
Fortunately for Fernandes, there’s a chance for him to win at least one individual award for his goal contributions in February as he has been nominated for Premier League’s Player of the Month award ahead of Luke Shaw.
It’s surprising that the England international isn’t in contention, since Shaw created more chances than any other defender in the Premier League in that period.