Fernandes targets ‘more goals and assists than games’ for Man Utd

Man Utd midfielder Bruno Fernandes wants to contribute “more goals and assists than games” in the Premier League this season.

The Portugal international is our player of the year after proving instrumental in securing Champions League football for United last season and leading their charge up the table in this campaign.

Fernandes has nine goals and five assists in 13 Premier League appearances this season for Man Utd after achieving eight goals and seven assists in the second half of last campaign.

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And Fernandes is looking to keep his current rate up of getting at least a goal or assist in every Premier League match.

“I think, as I’ve said before, it’s easy when you play in a team like Manchester because there are so many­­ good players around you,” Fernandes told MUTV.

“They help you to be better and I am here to help them be better. So I think, of course, numbers are really good but it is now that I need to start to improve. It will be more difficult from now and I mean difficult day-by-day and game-by-game because the players will know me better.

“Of course, I am really happy to have these numbers and, obviously, it is not easy to get to this point with these numbers but I want to do better and better, more and more. I want to finish the Premier League this season with more goals and assists than games. That would be good.”

On his first year in Manchester, Fernandes added: “I think the first 12 months, the 11 months for me [here], have been great. Of course, the main thing I want, I didn’t achieve, until now, is the trophies. That is clear.


“We really can do that in 2021 and, of course, I think, at the end of everything, what we did in the last 11 months was really good. I’m very happy to be here and to be part of this biggest club.”

On their 6-2 victory over Leeds United at the weekend, Fernandes continued: “I think yes, of course, when you score lots of goals, you are happy.

“You are not happy to concede two goals. We want to have clean sheets, of course, but I think, at the end of the day, the most important thing was that it doesn’t matter if we score six or not.

“If we score three, it was enough, 3-2 and we go home with the three points. That’s the most important thing. Of course, we want to win and we want to score goals.

“We want to show our best qualities we can but the most important thing for us, for the team, is winning. We know the fans want to see goals, skills, some magic things but the most important thing, for us, and what we need to think about, is winning.”


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