Certain, main cracks are showing in Manchester United‘s title problem, however lest we neglect that the Purple Devils have solely misplaced 4 video games in England’s top-flight since Fernandes arrived on the membership.
That is a fairly good document when you think about the previous Sporting Lisbon man has solely been plying his commerce at Outdated Trafford for simply over a 12 months now, already boasting 57 appearances to his title.
Fernandes’ large influence
And his document in that point has been nothing in need of staggering.
In fact, the top-line statistic is that Fernandes has bagged 31 targets for the Purple Devils, making him the second-highest scorer within the Premier League each this season and for 2020 as a complete.
However his influence hasn’t ended there with Fernandes changing into the primary participant to win back-to-back Premier League Participant of the Month awards twice over – and all within the area of simply 12 months.
Man Utd’s reliance
So, go on, remind us all about what number of of Fernandes’ targets have come from the penalty spot and the way he supposedly disappears in huge video games, however you merely cannot deny his affect on the membership.
It is not for no purpose that followers are evaluating his influence to that of Eric Cantona’s when he arrived on the ‘Theatre of Goals’ in 1992, even when he is unlikely to reap the identical quantity of trophies.
And on the again of the West Bromwich Albion draw by which Fernandes bailed out his aspect with a spectacular volley, the extent to which United are leaning on their star man has by no means been clearer.
Man Utd with out Fernandes
The truth is, we have seldom seen the established order phrased higher than by a viral tweet for Twitter person @Vintage_Utd, which imagines a world the place United are stripped of Fernandes’ aim and assists.
In different phrases, simply how a lot of United’s present league place hinge upon the direct aim contributions of their main man? Effectively, it simply occurs that the reply is: an absolute tonne.
You’ll be able to take a look at the viral tweet down beneath to see the mess that United would discover themselves in:
A one-man group?
Now, okay, sure, there are some severe disclaimers to drop right here since you might make the tweet appear actually foolish when you actually imagined United scrounging round in a relegation battle.
Moreover, United would nonetheless be taking part in a world-class attacking midfielder in the event that they by no means signed Fernandes or the £81 million-rated playmaker was injured for the whole lot of this season.
However that does not make it any much less loopy that 27 of the 46 factors that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s males have amassed are right down to targets that Fernandes has both scored or created himself.
So, certain, do not take it as if a United with out Fernandes would actually be treading water however relatively, let it present that claims the Purple Devils are a one-man group aren’t fully unfounded