Bruno Fernandes, others make Europa League Player of the Season 2021 final shortlist

The final three-man shortlist for the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League Player of the Season award has now been announced.

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Manchester United midfield maestro Bruno Fernandes goes head to head with fellow United teammate, Edinson Cavani and Villarreal striker, Gerard Moreno.

Gerard Moreno was the competition's top scorer, his seven goals and five assists brought Villarreal, their first ever major European trophy win last season.

Manchester United influential midfielder, Bruno Fernandes appears for the second season running, while striker Edinson Cavani shone during a remarkable climax to the Europa league campaign for the English club, averaging a goal or assist every 41 minutes played.

Below is a shortlist of the final 3 contenders for the UEFA Europa League Player of the Season:

Edinson Cavani (Manchester United)
Appearances: 5
Minutes: 367
Goals: 6
Assists: 3

Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
Appearances: 9
Minutes: 748
Goals: 5
Assists: 4

Gerard Moreno (Villarreal)
Appearances: 12
Minutes: 880
Goals: 7
Assists: 5

Meanwhile, players who made the original 10-man shortlist by UEFA for their performances earlier on, but failed to get into the final three, are seen below...

4 Paul Pogba (Manchester United) - 36 points
5 Pau Torres (Villarreal) - 34 points
6 Raúl Albiol (Villarreal) - 19 points
7 Daniel Parejo (Villarreal) - 18 points
8 Leonardo Spinazzola (Roma) - 14 points
9 Étienne Capoue (Villarreal) - 8 points
= Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal) - 8 points

The winner of the award will be announced during the UEFA Europa League group stage draw ceremony in Istanbul on 27 August 2021.

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