The top five PL players with the most goals & assists since Bruno’s debut

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Bruno Fernandes has made an immediate impact at Manchester United, and the midfielder has so far set the standard in terms of productivity.

Since moving to Old Trafford in a deal worth a potential €80million in January 2020, Fernandes has taken on the role of club talisman, providing 45 combined goals and assists in 51 appearances.

We’ve taken a closer look at the five Premier League players with the most goals and assists in all competitions since Bruno Fernandes made his Manchester United debut on February 1, 2020.

5. Kevin De Bruyne – 33 G&A

Having won the Premier League Player of the Season award for the 2019-20 campaign, it’s no surprise that De Bruyne is on this list.

The Belgium international has 12 goals and 21 assists in his last 41 appearances for Manchester City in all competitions.

4. Son Heung-min – 34 G&A

With 12 goals in 18 Premier League appearances in 2020-21, Son has already beaten his tally from 2019-20.

If he keeps playing alongside Harry Kane, you suspect the benchmark is going to be much higher for next season.

READ: Kane to Son among the best assist-scorer combos in Europe’s big leagues

3. Mo Salah – 34 G&A

He just doesn’t stop. Since Salah made his debut for Liverpool in 2017, no player in the Premier League has directly been involved in more league goals.

The Egypt international has maintained that consistency despite Liverpool’s injury problems in recent weeks, contributing 26 goals and eight assists since Fernandes moved to these shores.

“He is a gifted finisher, his imagination and intuition in these moments are brilliant,” Liverpool assistant Pep Lijnders recently told the club’s official matchday programme. “The way he can keep the ball in the hardest situations and find a way to come out and score is what identifies him.

“Many players have this, but not many have this consistently. Then you are part of the world’s best. It’s all about the mentality to ‘never give less’.

“But for me, bigger than the achievement of the goals is his everyday presence in our club. His character is special, he is a true example. There is no bigger compliment in life. The best ones stay humble, the best ones are true examples.

“Mo invests a lot of time in his preparations, he treats his body well and we have seen him grow as a professional. His ambitions are high but his attitude in training is higher. If there is one secret in life, that would be the one.”

2. Harry Kane – 40 G&A

It’s probably a good indication of just how good Bruno Fernandes has been for Manchester United that Kane isn’t top of this list.

While 2019-20 was hardly a vintage season for the England captain, he has been absolutely ludicrous in 2020-21.

READ: Grass is green and Harry Kane’s stats for 2020-21 are absolutely outrageous

1. Bruno Fernandes – 45 G&A

The main man, no messing. Now is it time for the captain’s armband?


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