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Fernandes on scoreline – the Portuguese incredible form continues

Sat 02 January 2021 | 10:08

The Portuguese playmaker continued his fantastic start to the Premier League in another crucial show as his penalty put Red Devils joint top.

Anthony Martial

gave the lead to

Manchester United


Bertrand Traore

scored the equalizer just before the hour mark. Three minutes later

Bruno Fernandes

converted from the spot to secure a 2-1 victory over

Aston Villa

at Old Trafford on Friday.

Fernandes has been involved in 33 goals (19 strikes, 14 assists) in 30 Premier League games since joining Manchester United in January last year. 

Despite nine of his league goals coming from the penalty spot, Fernandes believes that all goals count for the same.

"I feel like I have to make the penalty go on goal but it's important to score and it doesn't matter how,"

Fernandes told BBC Sport


"You need to win the games no matter how. I am confident when I take the penalty otherwise I would pass for somebody else."

Manchester United drew level with Liverpool on points at the top of the English Premier League, but Fernandes dismissed the title chance talk.

"I agree with [saying we have improved] because against Leicester we conceded a goal at the end,"

Fernandes said


"The only mistake we made today was we had more chances to score again and maybe we have to close the game more quickly. We don't score the third one and they press us until the end.

"Of course [it's great to be level with Liverpool] but it's far away the end of the Premier League so we have to keep going, train hard and try to keep winning.

"You have to keep this mentality of winning and winning."

source: SportMob