Manchester United’s acquisition of Bruno Fernandes has been hailed as an all-round masterstroke with the player’s skillset touted to be pivotal for the Red Devils going forward.
While there were critics who pinpointed the fact that United were forced to overpay for the Portuguese international, a fact that the vice-president of Sporting confirmed as of recent, the deal remains a stellar one.
However, the debut of the 25-year-old was a mute affair, to say the least, with Wolverhampton Wanderers and United’s clinical absence up-front forcing a goalless draw. While fans did get a decent glance of what Fernandes is capable of in that fixture, the post-break clash versus Chelsea will be the true baptism of fire for the attacking midfielder.
However, even before he has shown his ace skills in England, FIFA have gone ahead and placed him on a pedestal.
In FIFA 20, United’s newest signing has been awarded one of the best midfield cards in England, a part of the game’s ‘Winter Refresh Team’ and its new array of ultimate-team cards.
Fernandes has managed a whopping 89-rating overall with individual stats likewise mind-boggling. The all-round nature of his ability as displayed with Sporting appears to have been translated into the skill points, with impressive figures dotting both defensive and attacking aspects of his play.
The more impressive numbers of the CAM card lie within the 90 dribble, 98 stamina, 88 pace, 94 long shots, 95 shot power, and 90 acceleration attributes respectively.
An expensive catch both in the real and virtual worlds, these best-in-the-league numbers will certainly be highly sought-after in FIFA 20.
However, fans will now be hoping that a similar brand of skills and brilliance is on display from the midfielder. How well will the Stamford Bridge game serve as an indicator of Fernandes’ abilities as a Red Devil?