The figures stack up for Bruno

Thursday 20 October 2022 12:18

On World Statistics Day, it is worth taking a little time to look at Bruno Fernandes's figures, on the back of his Man-of-the-Match display against Tottenham.

The Portugal international led by example with a tireless performance, helping create Fred's opener before curling home a killer second, and was only denied another goal by a marginal offside decision.

At the heart of much of our creative work, the no.8 posted a league-high nine key passes, according to Opta's stats. In other words, he managed nine final passes before a team-mate mustered a shot on goal, the most of anybody in a single 2022/23 game in the division.

For context, Spurs produced nine of these in total on Wednesday and the last player to register more in a Premier League match (10) was the man himself, during last September's clash with Aston Villa. 

Using data covered by, Bruno also ran further than any other Red, covering an impressive 12.37 km during an all-action display.

In general terms, the sweet curler past Hugo Lloris in the second half moved Fernandes up the overall United goalscoring chart. The former Sporting star now has 52 goals for the club, in all competitions, from 140 appearances.

It nudges him into the top 50 marksmen of all-time, in joint-48th place with James Hanson, Liam Whelan and Frank McPherson.




The two-time Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year winner has moved ahead of Gordon Hill, Steve Bruce, Roy Keane and his friend Juan Mata in the list.

He will be out to add to his two goals this term in Saturday's Premier League clash at Chelsea, which kicks off at 17:30 BST.

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