Since the signing of Bruno Fernandes– Manchester United is once again looking very much promising in the midfield. As he has made an instant impact by helping them in qualifying for Champions League from where when Ole and his team were even struggling for a Europa League spot in Premier League.
There is no doubt that Manchester United is one of the biggest Football Clubs in Europe and certainly one of the most controversial Football Clubs too. They win or they lose they are always the center of attention and the most talked in media as well as by fans.
Since Ole Gunnar Solskjær took over as the Manager the fans were hoping for a sudden change. Along with high hopes from the new manager but it wasn’t that easy for Ole. They were playing beautiful football since he took over and the players were showing that spark in them but the results weren’t there.
Solution for Manchester United in Midfield?
Every Manager needs some new players in his squad so he can built up his own squad. He brought in players like Daniel James, Harry Maguire, Ighalo & Wan-Bissaka. Bringing in all these players elevated the squad.
The defence got sorted out somehow with Harry Maguire and Wan Bissaka at the back. However, Daniel James wasn’t used properly by the Manager so after making such signings Manchester United was still missing someone.
They were missing a player that makes the headlines every week. They had players like that before but in recent years you can see no one in the
Manchester United Squad that can make the Headlines week in week out.
They have Paul Pogba in the squad but he’s too busy making other kinds of headlines and was injured as well. At this point in time, Ole needed someone who is spectacular and the one on who he and the fans can rely on for every game. He needed someone consistent.
Bruno Fernandes’s Arrival:
Bruno Fernandes signed for Manchester United on January 29,2020 from the Portuguese Club Sporting CP for a Transfer Fee of €55.00 Million.
Since Bruno’s arrival, Manchester United is once again looking very much promising as he has made an instant impact. There were high hopes from the 25 year old Portuguese attacking Midfielder and he delivered as soon as he wore that red jersey.
Bruno Fernandes is an Attacking midfielder and can also play as a second striker as well as a False 9. His style of play is very much direct and he is often involved in the goals whether scoring them or setting them up for his teammates.
Bruno Fernandes Recent Stats:
Bruno made 102 appearances for Sporting CP and Scored 59 goals. He won the Portuguese league twice and the domestic cup once with his former club. He won the Primeira Liga Player of the Year in both seasons.
Since joining the Red Devils he has been involved in 15 goals (8 goals, 7 assists) in just 14 Premier League appearances. Despite joining in the midseason he has already won the Player Of The Month award twice.
Once in February and then again in June. He has been phenomenal since joining Manchester United and is being labeled as the best recent Premier League signing.
Impact On The Club performance:
There is no doubt that Bruno has made an immense impact on the performances of the entire squad too. Since he has arrived Manchester United is looking great once again. They have started playing some great smooth football. The difference that Bruno has made is clear from the table given below:
|Manchester United||Before Fernandes||After Fernandes|
|Points Per Game:||1.41||2.33|
Bruno made a huge impact on the performances and not only in just the attack, even Manchester United also improved their defence department. Before Bruno came Manchester United played 24 games and scored 36 goals while they conceded 29 goals.
After Bruno Fernandes joined the Manchester United squad- the overall performance of the squad leveled up as they played 9 matches and scored 20 goals while conceding only 4 goals.
Bruno Fernandes has been a great addition to the squad as he has impressed the board, his manager, and most importantly the fans. Ole has been very thankful to Bruno as he has performed great at such a level.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Bruno Fernandes:
“He is a goal-scoring and assisting midfielder. He plays a little bit like Paul Scholes and can strike a ball fantastically.
“Bruno has got such a wonderful technique, but he also is going to get assists from set plays and from his variety & range of passes. He is a similar type to Scholes fiery, passionate, hates losing and same number 18 on the back of the shirt”
Paul Pogba also enjoying Bruno’s Company:
His teammate Paul Pogba is also enjoying his company in the midfield as fans hope that Pogba has finally found his midfield partner. Pogba has been in Great form lately this is because Bruno provides space to Pogba to open up and play his natural game. Before starting again after his injury the French Star midfielder told on the Manchester United website:
“From behind I just enjoy it. I’m enjoying just watching Bruno, Rashford, Martial & Mason, who all played the last game, and seeing them score goals. You just keep applauding, they play beautifully and they make me enjoy football every time. As well though there is the defensive work that people don’t talk about – they do it. The pressing – they do it… that’s what you maybe don’t see that much.”
“Football fans who know football see that and that is the difference that we have and it’s great to see them at their best.”
Best Premier League Signing In the Recent Years?
Is Bruno Fernandes actually the best Premier League Signing in the recent years? Well, we have different views on this one. Manchester United Fans are very much delighted by the performances of the Portuguese midfielder. People are already labeling him as the best Recent Premier League Signing.
But the critics have criticized Bruno on scoring goals via penalties obviously penalties are part of the game too. Bruno has scored a total of 8 penalties. That is all because of the chances and room he created for all the other players to get penalties. The critics have also pointed fingers at the PFA and the officials for awarding Manchester United penalties in nearly every match recently.
No doubt Bruno Fernandes is super hit Premier League signing and has been phenomenal since coming to Manchester. He is an exceptional player and now fans have higher hopes from him for the next season. And don’t forget to share your thoughts about him with us in comments. 🙂
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