Why Bruno Fernandes is on an unprecedented goal involvement streak after win v Palace 5 Feb 2023

Before his Old Trafford penalty earlier this weekend, Fernandes had scored in the reverse fixture at Palace just 17 days earlier, a game after netting our equaliser in the Manchester derby. 

During our recent run of fixtures, the midfielder has also set up Marcus Rashford’s goals against Arsenal, Bournemouth and Wolves.

It means that he now has a goal or an assist in each of his last six Premier League matches, overhauling his previous best of five, set between February and June of 2020 – with the Covid hiatus in between – inside his first six months at the club. 

Fernandes has of course had more involvements in a lower amount of consecutive league games – his best is eight contributions in just four outings during the 2019/20 campaign – but this run shows the admirable consistency that our no.8 is playing with during a busy period for Ten Hag’s side.


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