After Manchester United grabbed a brilliant 2-0 victory away to Chelsea on Monday evening, new £47 million signing Bruno Fernandes caught the attention of many supporters who believed he was ‘magical‘ – with the Portuguese playmaker threatening consistently.
Fernandes, who signed for the Red Devils in January over a £47 million transfer, had a brilliant first half of the campaign for Sporting Lisbon – where he notched 15 goals and 14 assists in all Portuguese competitions (Transfermarkt). This fine form prompted United to pay top dollar for his services, with the 25-year-old since going on to impress against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
According to SofaScore, Fernandes amassed a 79% pass success rate whilst completing three key passes and hitting the woodwork once – potentially highlighting his continued presence as the game went on. Headed efforts from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire sealed a crucial win for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men who are now just three points off fourth spot in the Premier League table.
Here’s how supporters lauded their new acquisition on Twitter.
He will only get better
— AARON WAN-BISSAKA™️ (@realsammywurld) February 17, 2020
— (@TheresOnlyWan) February 17, 2020
— LK (@LkPropaganda) February 17, 2020
— BrunoSZN (@MUFCJohan) February 17, 2020
— Don Rojo (@UtdCole) February 17, 2020
— Liam (@Utd_Liam_) February 17, 2020
— CR (@lCRl_) February 17, 2020
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