Post-match notebook: Fernandes equals Lingard's United career goal tally

Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Real Sociedad was exactly what the team needed after a 1-1 draw to West Brom.

United are pretty much already through into the next round of the Europa League with a game to spare.

This was a successful night with a handful of noteworthy moments.

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Fernandes matches Lingard’s goal tally

Bruno Fernandes has 33 goals now for Manchester United, in a 13-month career at the club.

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This has already matched Jesse Lingard’s career total for the Red Devils.

Fernandes doesn’t have a cup final winner to his name, yet. It’s probably just a matter of time.

He scores with unreal consistency and his figure of combined goals and assists since joining now sits at 51.

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Fred’s first assist of the season

Fred was one of three players to register a first assist of the season, along with Dan James, and bizarrely, Eric Bailly.

Fred has come close on a few occasions, only to have teammates miss chances. His assist for this one deserved the finish.

The pass was an incisive one cutting through the Sociedad defence leaving Marcus Rashford with a one-on-one. After missing a couple of first half chances, the United forward made no mistake here.

Last season Fred provided four assists. He has some catching up to do, so this is a belated start.

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Rashford scores in five competitions

Marcus Rashford is now the only Manchester United player to score in five different competitions this season.

The Europa League goal added to his Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, and Carabao Cup strikes.

Mason Greenwood is the only player who can match him. His four goals have been spread across four competitions.

Bruno Fernandes did not score in the Carabao Cup, but has scored in the four other competitions now.

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Dan James has as many goals as Greenwood

It is to Dan James’ credit that he has four goals this season despite very limited opportunities. It’s the same tally as Mason Greenwood has.

James deserves more opportunities. He has scored in his last two appearances and has three in his last five.

The Welshman’s assist was his first of the season. Last season he managed six.

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