Fernandes beats Beckham's record

Wednesday 23 February 2022 21:58

It may not have been his finest individual performance - nor Manchester United's - but Bruno Fernandes broke a club record during our 1-1 Champions League draw with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

The Reds were headed for defeat, with Joao Felix's seventh-minute header looking like settling the first leg at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Diego Simeone's side were well on top and could have counted themselves as unfortunate not to be leading by more, having hit the woodwork in the first half and again after Anthony Elanga scored a brilliant 80th-minute equaliser.

Elanga wheels away after levelling.

The Swede came off the bench to score for the second time in four days, as he coolly slotted past Atletico's giant Slovenian goalkeeper and captain Jan Oblak.

It was a great finish but we shouldn't forget the sliderule pass from Fernandes and the Portuguese playmaker has now become the first player in Champions League history from an English club to assist a goal in six consecutive appearances.

Our no.18 set up goals against Villarreal twice, Atalanta twice and Young Boys, but was rested for the home clash with the Swiss champions.

The record Bruno beats is that off a bona fide United legend in David Beckham.

Becks racked up straight games with an assist in 1998, according to Opta.