Manchester United need their leaders to step up and pull the club through a poor run of form, but one man who continues to produce is Bruno Fernandes.
Our 29-match unbeaten run away from home was decimated at the King Power Stadium and we have precious little time to feel sorry for ourselves.
Atalanta and Liverpool come to Old Trafford on Wednesday and Sunday in two huge games which could either deepen the doom and gloom or reignite the cause for optimism.
With the wealth of world class talent and leaders we now possess in our dressing room, the serial winners need to step up to the plate and drag this team through this testing period.
Bruno Fernandes is desperately trying to lead his team and is one of very few players in the squad who is playing to the level he is known for.
Fernandes out on his own
Arsenal and Crystal Palace conclude gameweek eight in the Premier League tonight, but over the weekend no player registered as many key passes as Fernandes.
Against Brendan Rodgers’ side, our number 18 made eight key passes, five more than any other player on the pitch and Southampton’s Nathan Redmond (6) was the closest to the Portuguese star across the top-flight.
Fernandes currently sits top of the key passes category for the season and is averaging nearly (3.9) four key passes per game.
Even with the game seemingly being over against Leicester, Fernandes was trying to get his team back into the match and played a clever lofted through ball into Cristiano Ronaldo, who couldn’t stretch far enough to make contact.
Fernandes is trying to galvanise his teammates and be the catalyst to get his through this barren spell, but even his and David de Gea’s efforts aren’t enough to paper over the cracks at the moment.
The former Sporting Lisbon man will be hoping to drive his team on ahead of a big week, but even amidst our poor run of form, you can always guarantee that Fernandes will deliver.
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