Bruno Fernandes.

Bruno's message to Fantasy Premier League

Sunday 30 January 2022 07:00

Bruno Fernandes believes a dummy in the lead-up to a goal should count as an assist - and we agree with him!

The Manchester United midfielder feels the classification could be changed, with assists gaining in relevance ever since the explosion in popularity of the Fantasy Premier League game, where entrants gain points for their team from top-flight players' actions on the field.

Bruno has been in fine form of late, and picked up two assists in the 3-1 win at Brentford alone, when setting up strikes for Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.

However, the Portugal international feels his favourite contribution to a goal during his two years at the club came in the win over Burnley at Old Trafford.

Bruno cleverly stepped over a ball in from the left by Rashford to allow Greenwood to tuck home a simple finish at the far post, during a 3-1 triumph for the Reds.

There was also a dummy, by Anthony Martial, that led to Jesse Lingard's strike, following a pass by Paul Pogba, during the 4-1 victory over Newcastle United in September.

On those occasions, Rashford and Pogba were credited with the assists.

When asked for his favourite assist, Bruno told us: "I don’t know, honestly. I would count as an assist the dummy I did against Burnley to Mason.

"I think sometimes people should get the assist from these kind of movements as it’s what makes the defender going wrong or not right in that situation. Even if it’s not an assist, I would choose that dummy against Burnley at home."

So what do you think?

Should a dummy in these situations count as an assist?

We'd be interested to know if the Fantasy Premier League would consider changing their rules for next season!