Bruno nets 50th United goal
Bruno Fernandes netted his 50th goal for Manchester United during the first half of our Premier League 3-0 win over Brentford at Old Trafford.
The midfielder was in the right place at the right time, racing into the centre of the penalty area before connecting with Anthony Elanga’s pull-back and finding the net with a first-time volley.
Coming in the ninth minute, the effort broke the deadlock in our final home outing of the season. Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty doubled the advantage after half-time before Raphael Varane completed the scoring late on with his maiden United strike.
Elanga's pace does the job 🏃🌬— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 2, 2022
Bruno Fernandes gives Man Utd an early lead against Brentford! 💪 pic.twitter.com/y4KjM9WIrs
The following campaign, Bruno topped United’s goalscoring charts across all competitions, netting 28 times in total.
In 2021/22, Fernandes has added another 10 to reach the half-century mark and brought up the said 50 with a precise strike in front of the East Stand at the Theatre of Dreams, against Brentford, the same end at which he opened his United account exactly 799 days earlier.
Since making his United debut in February 2020, only Mohamed Salah (73) and Harry Kane (65) have been involved in more Premier League goals than him too (61).
BRUNO’S HALF-CENTURY IN NUMBERS
2019/20 – 12
2020/21 – 28
2021/22 – 10
Premier League – 35
Europa League – 8
Champions League - 5
FA Cup – 2
Right foot – 44
Left foot – 4
Header – 2
Penalty – 21
Free-kick - 2
Congratulations, Bruno - here's to the next 50!