– Bruno Fernandes has equaled Cristiano Ronaldo’s record in terms of goals scored
– The 26-year-old scored his tenth goal of the season in United’s draw against Leicester City
– It took Ronaldo three season after joining the Red Devils before hitting double figures
Bruno Fernandes’ tenth goal of the season against Leicester City makes him the second Portuguese player after Cristiano Ronaldo to score ten goals in a Premier League campaign.
The 26-year-old has become an important member of Ole Gunnar Solskajer’s side since his January 2019 move from Sporting Lisbon.
United’s 2-2 draw at the King Power stadium takes his tally to 14 in all competitions this season and he does not look like stopping from there.
On the other hand, Ronaldo hit double figures during the 2006-07 campaign with 17 goals, three seasons after joining United from Lisbon.
CR7 won three Premier League titles including the Champions League trophy but Fernandes is yet to compete for silverware with the Red Devils.
However, Fernandes has scored 24 goals in total for the Manchester club in less than a year on his arrival.
The Portugal international managed eight goals last term but Fernandes is looking forward to helping
Fernandes has praised his team-mates for continuing to back him as he remains focused on the group’s objectives.
He told BBC quoted by Mirror:
“I enjoy it, I have a good team around me and they helped me since the beginning.
They give me confidence and when you have that support behind you you feel better.
“We are looking to win games. If you focus on other teams you don’t focus on what you can do.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Paul Scoles has praised the impact of Bruno Fernandes despite Man United conceding twice against Leicester City in their 2-2 draw.
The Portuguese midfielder scored in the 79th minute and provided United’s first goal converted by Marcus Rashford in the first half.
The former Sporting Lisbon star has become one of the most important members of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad and Red Devils legend Scholes has attested to the claims.
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