BRUNO FERNANDES continued his red-hot season against Real Sociedad in Turin, bagging goals number 20 and 21 of the campaign.
The Portuguese has also laid on 12 assists this term, establishing himself as a clear front-runner for the Premier League‘s Player of the Year award.
Fernandes celebrates scoring against Real SociedadCredit: Getty Images – Getty
And such is his quality in front of goal, Fernandes has contributed to TEN more goals in all competitions than any other player since he made his debut last season.
The 26-year-old, who even wore the captain’s armband earlier this season against PSG, has contributed 33 goals and 20 assists in 58 appearances for the Red Devils to date.
In that time period, Harry Kane has scored 28 and assisted 14 in 41 appearances for Spurs, while his team-mate Son Heung-min has 24 goals and 16 assists in 47 outings.
Liverpool ace Mo Salah is fourth on the list with 31 strikes and eight assists in 50 appearances.
And Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne has 12 goals and 21 assists in 42 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s table-toppers.
Despite his outstanding individual numbers, however, Fernandes insisted after tonight’s 4-0 win that winning trophies is his priority.
He said: “We know 4-0 is a good result but we have to be aware of what they can do.
“I’ll give Daniel James an assist for the second goal but he was trying to control it.
“My target is to score the most goals I can, that is my position. The only target is to win trophies.”
Speaking to MUTV, Dan James refuted Fernandes’ cheeky claim that he didn’t mean to assist him.
The Welshman, 23, said: “I always knew I was onside, when I heard it was Bruno being checked I knew he was behind me so I knew it was going to be a goal. I was just thinking about the assist, I meant to touch it to him.”
Next up, Fernandes and Co take on Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Sunday, before next Thursday’s formality of a second leg against Sociedad at the same venue.
Son and Kane celebrate at Tottenham Hotspur StadiumCredit: EPA
Kevin De Bruyne is also among the top creators in the countryCredit: AFP
Mo Salah has scored 31 times since Fernandes’ debut in English footballCredit: Reuters
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