Having got knocked out of the Carabao Cup, Manchester United faced off Wolverhampton last night wishing to make an impact in the Premier League.
Although the game didn’t feature any goals which resulted in a 0-0 scoreline, all eyes were on the addition the Mancunians had in their midfield, the fresh legs Bruno Fernandes.
The Portuguese has been linked with the Red Giants since the start of the winter transfer window. And owing to variety of reasons, mainly fee disagreements, the move got delayed till the final days of the window.
And now the talented midfielder has played his debut match for United and has been bagging praises ever since. The former Sporting star has showcased a decent performance at the centre of the field, registering high standard stats right off the bat.
The 25-year-old completed 88 passes, the most on the pitch, elegantly anchoring the midfield as his side tried to ascertain their supremacy. Surprisingly the United No. 18 also has the most shots on target – 3 from 5 attempts, in the game despite the presence of Anthony Martial up front.
Registering as the 3rd most in the midfield on the pitch, the Portugal international also won 5 tackles, producing high work rate as a whole.
In spite of the goalless scoreline, the Old Trafford faithful are quite clearly impressed with their new asset, evident from the reactions they left in the social media following the match. Despite being not a great season for them, the supporters could capitalise on this addition in their squad to be pleased enough, looking forward to more of similar performance from the Portuguese star.
Nevertheless the club manager is happy with the playmaker, claiming that he did well in his first game with new teammates. The Norwegian gaffer could exploit the all-out attacking midfielder to revamp his midfield, which has been looking weak since the likes of Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay got sidelined.
Regardless, next up the Mancunian side face Chelsea on the 18th of February.