Manchester United spent the whole of January trying to sign Bruno Fernandes and, on transfer deadline day, they finally got the deal over the line.
The 25-year-old arrived from Sporting Lisbon in a fee that could rise to £68 million.
And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thrust him straight into the action for the visit of Wolves on Saturday evening.
With Chelsea only managed a draw against Leicester in the early kick-off, United had the chance to go to within four points of Frank Lampard’s side.
And Fernandes showed glimpses of why the club were so desperate to sign him.
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In fact, during the first-half, the midfielder had the most touches (58), most attempted passes (46) and most shots (3).
He certainly wasn’t afraid to get on the ball and try and make things happen.
He played in the No.10 role in behind Anthony Martial and often picked up the ball in the space in behind Wolves’ midfield and defence.
He always looked forward whenever he had the ball as he tried to create goalscoring opportunities.
Unfortunately, though, his best efforts couldn’t prevent his side from drawing 0-0 to Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
However, an encouraging highlights package has now emerged of his debut.
In total, Fernandes had the second most touches (118), the most passes (88), the most passes into the box (11) and the most attempts (5 - all coming from outside the box).
While it wasn't a great result for United, it was a decent 90 minutes from their new man.
But he's going to have a tough job on his hands if he's going to fire his side to a top-four finish.News Now - Sport News