Bruno Fernandes says he wants ‘more goals and assists than GAMES’ by the end of the season as he continues to rack up impressive numbers during first full season at Manchester United
- Bruno Fernandes wants to improve on his fine start for Manchester United
- The midfielder has 25 goals and 15 assists since joining United in January
- He has won three player of the month awards but now wants silverware
- The Portuguese was again instrumental against Leeds, scoring a double
Bruno Fernandes has said he wants ‘more goals and assists than games’ by the end of the season as he continues to rack up impressive numbers for Manchester United.
The midfielder has been a revelation since signing for United in January, notching 25 goals and 15 assists in 42 appearances.
But speaking to MUTV ahead of United’s Carabao Cup quarter-final against Everton, Fernandes made it clear he is not content to rest on his laurels after his fine start to life in the Premier League.
Bruno Fernandes (centre) still wants to improve despite his flying start at Manchester United
Fernandes (second right) has 25 goals and 15 assists since joining United in January
‘I think, as I’ve said before, it’s easy when you play in a team like Manchester because there are so many good players around you,’ he said.
‘They help you to be better and I am here to help them be better. So I think, of course, numbers are really good but it is now that I need to start to improve.
‘It will be more difficult from now and I mean difficult day-by-day and game-by-game because the players will know me better.
‘Of course, I am really happy to have these numbers and, obviously, it is not easy to get to this point with these numbers but I want to do better and better, more and more.
‘I want to finish the Premier League this season with more goals and assists than games. That would be good.’
The midfielder completed the 6-2 rout of Leeds with another trademark penalty
Fernandes was key in United achieving third place last season after joining from Sporting for an initial fee of £49.5million.
The midfielder won the Premier League’s official player of the month award for a third time this year in November, but now wants to win silverware for his club.
‘I think the first 12 months, the 11 months for me [here], have been great,’ he said.
‘Of course, the main thing I want, I didn’t achieve, until now, is the trophies. That is clear.
‘We really can do that in 2021 and, of course, I think, at the end of everything, what we did in the last 11 months was really good. I’m very happy to be here and to be part of this biggest club.’
Fernandes was again instrumental in United’s madcap 6-2 win over Leeds, scoring a double and providing an assist for Scott McTominay in the victory that took his side third.
The Portuguese initiated the rout by drawing Leeds’ defenders before laying off for McTominay to open the scoring with a right-footed effort just two minutes in.
Fernandes added the third for United after McTominay got his second of the game, striking low with his right foot after another great break from the hosts.
His 70th-minute penalty completed the rout after Anthony Martial was felled as he slotted past Illan Meslier following his now trademark hop, skip and a jump.
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