Comparing Bruno Fernandes’ Start At United With Robin van Persie And Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Having received the Premier League’s Player Of The Month title, Bruno Fernandes has hereby completed his swift transition into a solid fan-favourite at Manchester United in a remarkably short period of time.

Arriving in England during late stages of January, the attacker started operating in the midfield for the Old Trafford outfit from February 1st onwards. And the Portuguese has been nothing short of delightful ever since.

Not only was adapting to the challenging environment of English football natural for him but he also has proved to be the catalyst for Man United’s impressive form resulting in an 11-game unbeaten streak.

The creative midfielder has also managed to fill the hole left behind by the absence of Paul Pogba, who’s set to return in a while after a horrific injury saw him sidelined since September.


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Analysing the Portugal international statistically, the talisman has been directly involved in seven goals for the Red Devils, three among which are goals and the remaining four, assists.

The talented playmaker registered these stats in his first nine games for the English side in all competitions, which’s apparently equal to Robin Van Persie’s record, whilst beating Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s.

Idolising Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernandes arrived at Old Trafford in the hopes of establishing a legacy of his own at the Theatre of Dreams, alike the Ballon d’Or laureate.

Making the supporters believe that he might actually accomplish that feat, the former Sporting attacker has been a great influence to the Mancunians, as he does a decent job in anchoring the midfield with his vision and skills.

Moreover, overwhelming the supporters, the attacker’s contract is not expiring until 2025 which could further act as a factor which facilitates in his legacy-making process.