Bruno Fernandes’ most telling statistic after one year at Man Utd

Manchester United signed Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon a year ago on Friday, and there is no doubting the Portuguese midfielder has made a huge impact at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils are competing for the Premier League title again, even after defeat at the hands of Sheffield United.

Fernandes also helped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to three semi-finals last season, and another one this year.

And though he’s yet to pick up a trophy since moving to United, the stats speak for themselves when working out Fernandes’ worth at the club.

Since his debut, he has been directly involved in more Premier League goals than any other player in the division.

Fernandes has been involved in 33 Premier League goals, three more than Tottenham star Harry Kane and six better than Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah.

United have also picked up more points than any other club since his debut, proving Fernandes is a real game changer.

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown believes Fernandes’ impact is similar to that of Eric Cantona’s back in the Nineties.

Keown wrote for the Daily Mail: "I remember man-marking Eric Cantona on my England debut in 1992 and battling with him in the Premier League.

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“Cantona unlocked the door for Manchester United’s success in his five seasons at the club.

“He and Bruno Fernandes are clearly different types of player, but Fernandes is having that Cantona effect."

While former England striker Alan Shearer added: "Fernandes' arrival transformed the whole team, not just by his own skill and ability to find a killer pass, but because his presence seemed to add an extra 10 per cent to every other United player too."

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