Seven remarkable Bruno Fernandes stats from his first year at Man Utd
Bruno Fernandes has been a revelation for Manchester United since joining the club from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020.
Fernandes hit the ground running in his debut season at Old Trafford and has maintained his sensational form at the start of 2020-21.
We’ve collected seven stats from the calendar year that highlight Fernandes’ incredible impact at United.
– With 18 goals and 13 assists, Fernandes has been directly contributed to just over half of Manchester United’s 60 Premier League goals since he made his debut.
– Those 31 Premier League goal contributions saw Fernandes break Frank Lampard’s calendar record for a midfielder of 29, set in 2009.
– Since his debut, no Premier League player has more goals (12) or assists (six) away from home than the 26-year-old.
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– The midfielder is the only player to have registered 12+ goals and 12+ assists in the Premier League since his United debut.
– Fernandes has become the first Portuguese player to score 10 goals in a Premier League season since Cristiano Ronaldo (never heard of him) in 2008-09.
– He averages a goal or assist every 70.4 minutes in the Premier League this season and a goal or assist every 75.8 minutes in the Premier League since his arrival in January 2020.
– Robert Lewandowski and Lionel Messi are the only players with more direct goal contributions in Europe’s top five leagues than Fernandes since the start of February.
If he maintains this form, plenty of supporters will be betting on Fernandes to win Player of the Year come the end of 2020-21.