How Fernandes’ record after 50 PL games compares with Man Utd greats

Bruno Fernandes has been a revelation at Manchester United, but how does his Premier League record compare to their all-time greats?

United signed Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon for £47million in January 2020 but few could have predicted the impact he would have at Old Trafford.

We’ve taken a look at his first 50 league games and compared his record with some of the best United players of all time. 

Bruno Fernandes

Games: 50
Starts: 48
Sub appearances: 2

Goals: 26
Assists: 18

Penalties scored: 13

Minutes per goal: 161.9
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 323.9
Minutes per goal or assist: 95.7


Robin van Persie

Games: 50
Starts: 46
Sub appearances: 4

Goals: 34
Assists: 11

Penalties scored: 4

Minutes per goal: 120.5
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 136.6
Minutes per goal or assist: 91

READ: Fergie’s farewell gift: Robin van Persie’s fairytale debut season at Man Utd

Wayne Rooney

Games: 50
Starts: 44
Sub appearances: 6

Goals: 21
Assists: 11

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 190.2
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 190.2
Minutes per goal or assist: 124.8

Cristiano Ronaldo

Games: 50
Starts: 28
Sub appearances: 22

Goals: 11
Assists: 8

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 259.7
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 259.7
Minutes per goal or assist: 150.3

Cristiano Ronaldo

READ: ‘He did the most audacious piece of skill’ – Ronaldo’s early days at Man Utd

Ruud van Nistelrooy

Games: 50
Starts: 46
Sub appearances: 4

Goals: 31
Assists: 3

Penalties scored: 7

Minutes per goal: 130.5
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 168.6
Minutes per goal or assist: 119

READ: A tribute to Ruud van Nistelrooy and the playground art of goalhanging

Dwight Yorke

Games: 50
Starts: 49
Sub appearances: 1

Goals: 29
Assists: 13

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 146.9
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 146.9
Minutes per goal or assist: 101.4

Andy Cole

Games: 50
Starts: 48
Sub appearances: 2

Goals: 22
Assists: 7

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 190
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 190
Minutes per goal or assist: 144.2

READ: Andy Cole on being ‘polar opposite’ to Dwight Yorke & leaving Man Utd

Eric Cantona

Games: 50
Starts: 49
Sub appearances: 1

Goals: 24
Assists: 22

Penalties scored: 3

Minutes per goal: 179.1
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 204.7
Minutes per goal or assist: 93.4

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