Bruno Fernandes sets all-time Manchester United record vs Leeds
Bruno Fernandes was on the scoresheet again as Manchester United took on Leeds at Elland Road.
The 4-2 win was just United’s seconf victory in the last league 17 visits to the stadium, which shows how competitive Leeds have played in the derby through the years.
Fernandes haunted Leeds in the fixture at Old Trafford earlier in the season, scoring a hat-trick.
Now after his goal at Elland Road, he has become the first Manchester United player ever to score four goals in a single league season against Leeds, report Opta.
Considering the years of history and rivalry between the two sides, and top players who have competed in he fixture, Fernandes’ contribution is a pretty impressive record.
With two goals last season too, Fernandes now has six goals against Leeds to his name. Only Sir Bobby Charlton (9) has more career goals for United against the Whites.
Fernandes continues to march towards 50
Fernandes now has 21 combined goals and assists this season – and all of them have come from open play.
His ninth strike of the season took his career goal tally for United up to 49, fast closing on the milestone 50 figure and Juan Mata’s tally of 51.
After going five games without a goal, Fernandes now has two in his last two games, having netted against Brighton at Old Trafford in midweek.
In addition to his goals, Fernandes’ assists have been invaluable to United. He has 13 this season already, in addition to the 18 he provided in 2020/21, setting up Anthony Elanga’s goal in Sunday’s victory.
The Portugal international has been worth every penny United spent on him back in January 2020, and when he inevitably reaches his 50th goal, you wouldn’t bet against him going on to make it 100 too.
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