Manchester United fans have already known all along Bruno Fernandes is the main man at the club but a statistic has emerged to show just how true that statement is.
The Portuguese magician is one of the world-class talents currently at the club but it could be argued he is single-handedly the talisman.
Simply put, when Bruno plays well, United play well and when he doesn’t, the team suffers.
Bruno started the season with a hat-trick and it’s easy to see he’s ready to take over the Premier League.
Bruno Fernandes in the PL since making his debut [MUFC rank]:
447 passes into final 1/3 [????]
437 passes into the box [????]
128 chances created [????]
72 shots [????]
34 x possession won in final 1/3 [????]
29 goals [????]
19 assists [????]
16 non-penalty goals [????]
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— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) August 17, 2021
It’s remarkable the number of attacking metrics the 26-year-old excels in, to the extent it’s almost a problem.
After all, if Manchester United rely on him this much for every aspect of attacking play then that is cause for concern.
Nonetheless, given how consistent Bruno is and how he maintains a high level at all times, it’s something that should be praised rather than looked into too much.
The hope is the likes of the aforementioned Pogba and Sancho can knock him off his statistical throne to help create a more dynamic team.
Many fans compared Bruno to club legend Eric Cantona and although it’s a little premature, the similarities are there for all to see.