Bruno Fernandes’ brilliant statistics show he is world class

Bruno Fernandes’ brilliant statistics show he is world class

Bruno Fernandes put in a man-of-the-match performance for Manchester United against Everton this lunchtime at a time when the side – and his manager – needed him the most.

In winning the match, Fernandes scored two goals and provided an assist for Edinson Cavani. He also registered some incredible statistics.

The 26-year-old made 22 final third passes, had six shots (three on target), made four ball recoveries and made three tackles.

Fernandes has now scored five goals and registered three assists in seven games for United so far this season – an incredible record.

(This was tweeted at half-time, before his second-half assist).

Since he arrived at Old Trafford in January, Fernandes has scored more away goals than any other player in the Premier League.

In addition, since Fernandes made his Premier League debut, only Mohamed Salah, with 14, has scored more goals than his 13 and no player has registered as many assists (Fernandes now has 10).

Another statistic that emerged today is that Fernandes has more goal involvements (goals or assists) in his first 10 Premier League away matches than any player in the league’s history – 10 goals and five assists.

(This was also tweeted before his second half assist)

There have been those – notably José Mourinho – who have labelled Fernandes a penalty merchant but statistics show that no Premier League midfielder has scored more non-penalty goals than the Portuguese international since he joined United in January.

And finally, another statistician noted that Fernandes now has 30 goal involvements from his first 33 games for United – a sensational return.

Fernandes has absolutely transformed this United side since his arrival from Sporting Lisbon and could well become one of the greatest legends at Old Trafford if he continues to perform the way he has in his first year.

United have had some world class goalkeepers over the years and some entertaining ones too. Take our quiz below to find out how much you know about United’s number 1’s, past and present.

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