Best stats from Brighton 0 Man Utd 3 in Premier League

Ross Houston
July 3, 2020

Another player that United fans perhaps wouldn't have expected to have such a significant impact is January signing Bruno Fernandes, who now has five goals and three assists in eight Premier League games, following two more goals in this one.

It was the 18-year-old Greenwood's sixth league goal in his breakthrough season - the most by a player aged 18 or under in a single Premier League campaign since Wayne Rooney netted nine goals for Everton in 2003-04, according to Opta stats. Academy product Mason Greenwood opened the scoring with a typically well-placed effort in the 16th minute before the ever-impressive Bruno Fernandes scored a deflected effort to make it 2-0.

Fernandes' second goal was a particularly spectacular counter-attack and was something that the manager also commented on, "His second goal was good defending on a set-play and we know we've got pace and we wanted to counter quickly".

Fernandes also showed his defensive capabilities with three tackles, regaining possession twice.

"We controlled the game throughout the 90 minutes and performed some really, really good football out there, so I'm very, very happy".

Former United defender Phil Neville believes Fernandes is now one of the best midfielders in the league. His link-up play was great today.

"Kevin de Bruyne is the best midfield player in the Premier League, if not the world", he said on Sky Sports. "He's making everyone around him better".

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Fernandes said that United can squeeze into the top four, and was quick to credit his teammates.

"If you'd offered us more than a point per game from our first three matches against that opposition, I would have snapped your hand off", Potter told reporters in a news conference ahead of Saturday's trip to bottom-side Norwich City. "I don't want to talk too much about me and Paul".

"I was lucky with the first goal and the second goal was wonderful, an fantastic pass from Mason".

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