Having not won a Premier League game for three months, the last player managerless Leeds United will want to be coming up against next is Bruno Fernandes.
Following a 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest at The City Ground, The Whites sacked Jesse Marsch earlier today.
With the 49-year-old American no longer at the helm at Elland Road, the West Yorkshire outfit are on the lookout for a new manager ahead of a Premier League double-header against the Red Devils.
Leeds head to Old Trafford on Wednesday before Erik ten Hag’s Reds head to Elland Road on Sunday.
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Bruno Fernandes will be looking to improve upon his formidable record against managerless Leeds United
Fernandes heads into the back-to-back clashes against our fierce rivals in electric form.
United’s number eight has now registered a goal involvement in six successive Premier League appearances for the first time in his Reds career.
Alongside his two goals against Crystal Palace and his strike against Manchester City, the 28-year-old has laid on assists against Wolves, Bournemouth and Arsenal.
After a slow start to the season, by his standards, Fernandes is once again producing eye-catching numbers.
Since joining the twenty-time league champions from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020, for an initial £47m, the 53-time Portugal international has been directly involved in 100 goals for the Red Devils.
From 158 matches for the Busby Babes, our Portuguese magnifico has netted 57 goals and provided 46 assists.
Fernandes will once again be looking to be the scourge of Leeds United, and given the form he’s in and that he’s been directly involved in eight goals (6 goals, 2 assists) from four games against The Whites – it’s hard to see Leeds keeping the Portuguese playmaker quiet.
Fernandes scored his only hat-trick for Manchester United in a 5-1 win against Leeds on the opening day of last season.
Fernandes also scored in United’s 4-2 win at Elland Road last season under interim boss Ralf Rangnick.
From his four appearances against Leeds, Fernandes has only failed to provide a goal or an assist on one occasion.
Alongside Aston Villa, Leeds are Fernandes’s favourite opposition when it comes to scoring goals and given that Ten Hag’s men face the struggling Whites twice across a five-day period, Fernandes will likely be licking his lips at the thought of extending his formidable record against Leeds, and extending his current Premier League run.