The midfielder has vanished up in smoke when it comes to side’s in the annuls of the league
Failing to score or assist in yet another top 6 affair, Bruno Fernandes yet again decided to hide when his team needed him the most.
His lack of an attacking return wasn’t the only bit of worry when it came to the player’s performance against Chelsea. Bruno was appalling in the 0-0 draw, losing possession on 20 occasions whilst creating the paltry one chance on the day.
7 Matches 1 Goal Against Top 6
And further numbers go onto suggest that it’s a plight Bruno Fernandes has suffered from whenever he’s been asked to take on an opponent of some calibre. The midfielder has the sorry one goal in seven matches against clubs from the top 6 this season with that solitary goal being a penalty against Tottenham in his side’s 6-1 trouncing.
The player has won no match in this timeframe with his team winning a meagre two points from the plausible 21 on offer. In those seven ties, he’s gone onto take a frugal 5 shots on goal and conjure up a scanty 13 chances, numbers which allude towards his struggles against clubs of the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City.
People have started questioning the midfielder after his woeful displays with many pointing fingers at the player’s ability to beat the best of teams. Adrian Durham has been the latest to add his voice to the ever growing noise engulfing Bruno’s abysmal showings.
“There are questions about Bruno Fernandes against bigger clubs, because he simply doesn’t do it,” Durham said.
“Now he has done some brilliant things, his goal tally is brilliant with all the assists and all that, but against the bigger clubs Man United don’t score which means Bruno isn’t turning up.
“He makes goals happen; whether he scores them or makes them, he makes goals happen and they just do not score against those big sides.
“Now, you could look at the striker situation. Edinson Cavani is out of course, is Anthony Martial good enough? Greenwood played there yesterday, is he good enough or old enough?
“Listen, we have seen Pep Guardiola and his team function perfectly without a goal scorer, without an orthodox striker. So has Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got that capability?
“The second best team in the country apparently! Have they got the capability of functioning without a proper goal scorer in the team? City can do it; they can do it virtually blindfolded.”