MANCHESTER UNITED are a staff reworked since Bruno Fernandes joined from Sporting Lisbon almost a 12 months in the past.
The Portuguese midfielder, 26, moved to Outdated Trafford on the very finish of the the January 2020 switch window.
The Premier League desk since Bruno Fernandes joined United
Bruno Fernandes scored the winner from the spot towards Aston VillaCredit score: Reuters
However Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shall be wishing he introduced him in sooner after Fernandes reinvigorated his facet.
Man Utd have gone from merely difficult for a Europa League spot this time final 12 months to wanting like actual contenders for this season’s Premier League title.
The Crimson Devils at the moment sit second within the standings, stage on factors with leaders and reigning champions Liverpool.
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Wanting on the Premier League desk since his arrival, Man Utd sit TOP.
Final season, Fernandes nearly single-handedly dragged United into the Champions League locations.
The Portugal famous person scored eight targets and added an extra seven assists in simply 14 league video games, together with netting a number of important penalties.
And this season Fernandes has arguably gone one step additional, concerned in 18 targets in simply 16 video games, netting 11 occasions and including one other seven assists from midfield.
Fernandes has impressed an unimaginable turnaround in fortunes for UnitedCredit score: EPA
Which means, all-in-all, Fernandes has scored 19 occasions and added 14 assists in simply 32 video games – concerned in OVER a aim per sport.
And because of his red-hot kind, United have been one of the best staff within the Premier League since his arrival.
Within the league desk since his arrival, Solskjaer’s facet sit three factors away from fierce rivals Liverpool, with a greater aim distinction as well.
United additionally sit NINE factors forward of third-placed Manchester Metropolis – though Pep Guardiola’s facet have two ‘video games in hand’.
Chelsea and Tottenham are the one different two golf equipment to have racked up greater than 50 factors since Fernandes’ arrival in England, nonetheless miles adrift of the Crimson Devils.
Fernandes has helped rework Man Utd to Europa League qualification hopefuls to Premier League title challengersCredit score: AFP
Nevertheless, may or not it’s United’s rivals have merely slipped up? The stats recommend that COULD be the case.
Since Fernandes’ arrival, Man Utd have picked up 65 factors from simply 30 video games for a median of two.17 factors per sport.
Over a 38-game season, that might see the membership decide up 82 factors – BELOW the common complete for Premier League winners since transferring to a 20-team league (87 factors).
Actually, 82 factors would have been sufficient to win the Premier League on simply SEVEN events within the division’s 28-year historical past.
One factor is for certain although, Fernandes has reinvigorated a lacklustre United squad and given his team-mates – and followers – cause to be optimistic once more.