Bruno Fernandes’ Europe-leading stats provide reminder to doubters after Ronaldo opener vs Spurs
An altogether head-turning statistic surrounding the creative exploits of Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has come to the fore online this evening.
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Fernandes and co. are of course currently locked in action.
After slipping to a lowly 8th in the Premier League table owing to a humiliating 5-0 defeat at the hands of arch rivals Liverpool last weekend, the Red Devils made the trip to north London, for a showdown with Tottenham Hotspur.
And, on the back of a stretch of just a solitary point secured from their last four league outings, United, as things stand, look well on their way to a returning to winning ways.
With 45 minutes played on Saturday evening, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men lead by a goal to nil.
Cristiano Ronaldo, almost inevitably, proved the man to step up in his side’s moment of need, latching onto a dinked delivery to the back post to direct a stunning volley beyond Hugo Lloris:
Cristiano Ronaldo with the breakthrough for Manchester United and what a wonderful finish on the volley!
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As outlined above, though, whilst it is that man Ronaldo who has understandably grabbed the headlines on the back of the opening 45 minutes of action coming to a close at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, it is in fact a statistic surrounding one of the Portuguese’s United teammates which has begun to pique attentions online.
The player in question? Bruno Fernandes.
Midfield conductor Fernandes teed up Ronaldo’s opener this evening courtesy of a pinpoint lofted ball, in the process providing a firm reminder of his top-tier creative talents to those watching on from home.
And, as showcased below, the 27-year-old’s efforts too gave rise to a head-turning stat, with Bruno now standing as the most prolific creator of goalscoring opportunities across Europe’s top-five divisions to this point in the campaign:
Bruno Fernandes has created more chances  than any other player across Europe’s top five leagues so far this season.
World class playmaker. 🎩 pic.twitter.com/JC7xfHtaJ3
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) October 30, 2021
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