BRUNO FERNANDES arrange a report EIGHT possibilities from open play in opposition to West Ham – regardless of solely approaching at half-time.
That’s the highest quantity created in a Premier League sport this season.
Bruno Fernandes was at his inventive greatest in opposition to West Ham, creating eight possibilities from open play in simply 45 minutesCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
The Manchester United playmaker, 26, was rested for the journey to the London Stadium.
However along with his aspect trailing 1-0 on the break, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turned to Fernandes to vary the sport.
And he did precisely that along with his creative spark proving critical.
Halfway by means of the second half, Dean Henderson’s long punt upfield – which actually went out of play – was collected by the Portuguese sensation.
He turned inside and teed up Paul Pogba who fired in a wonderful equaliser from vary.
Mason Greenwood’s contact and end turned the scoreline on its head earlier than Marcus Rashford rounded off the scoring and secured all three points with a cheeky dink.
Fernandes’ eight possibilities created from open play is 2 greater than anybody else has managed in a single top-flight sport in 2020-21.
West Brom wizard Matheus Pereira’s efficiency in opposition to Sheffield United noticed him arrange his team-mates 9 occasions – however that included set items.
Fernandes’ contact map from his second-half show reveals how efficient he wasCredit score: Opta
Kevin De Bruyne, Reece James, Riyad Mahrez, who nonetheless scored a hat-trick in opposition to Burnley, and that man Fernandes – in opposition to Newcastle – have all managed six open-play openings.
Jack Grealish – twice – Raheem Sterling, James Rodriguez and Ryan Fredericks have 5 apiece in Premier League matches this time period.
However none of them come near Fernandes’ scintillating show within the second half at West Ham.
On prime of that, he additionally has essentially the most possibilities created in complete throughout Europe’s top-five leagues with 35 in 2020-21.
That locations him simply above Hakan Calhanoglu (34), Thomas Muller, Leo Dubois (each 31) and ex-Pink Devils man Memphis Depay (30).
And that’s the reason Old Trafford bosses are planning to supply their January arrival a bumper new pay packet, doubles his wages to around £200,000 per week.
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Fernandes and Rashford got here off the bench to vary the sport on the London StadiumCredit score: Reuters
Riyad Mahrez, proper, and Kevin De Bruyne have each racked up six open-play possibilities created this season for Manchester MetropolisCredit score: Reuters