Bruno Fernandes came up clutch for Manchester United today.
When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needed his Portuguese talisman most, he delivered two goals and an assist to secure a much-needed 3-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park.
United fell a goal behind early in the first-half, Bernard taking advantage of some lacklustre defending by Aaron Wan-Bissaka before firing the ball past a stranded David de Gea.
But the Red Devils - Fernandes in particular - came back strong. The Portuguese emphatically headed home Luke Shaw's cross six minutes after Bernard's opener.
The 26-year-old struck again seven minutes later, the former Sporting Lisbon man's intended cross evading Marcus Rashford and going in off the post.
Not bad, eh? Fernandes has been off the boil at times in 2020/21, but he was simply unplayable today on Merseyside.
The Portuguese thrives away from the pressure of Old Trafford and he set an incredible Premier League record today.
After his first goal of the day, Fernandes' haul of nine goals and four assists in his first 10 away games in the English top-flight was officially declared the most ever in the competition.
That was before Fernandes picked up another goal and assist, taking his overall tally in those 10 games to 15 goal contributions - madness.
Considering the guy is a midfielder by trade, those numbers are simply outrageous. Yes, we know many will simply scream 'Penandes', but you can't claim assists from the penalty spot!
It's time to accept that Fernandes is one of the very best in the world and the way he's adapted to the Premier League after arriving from Liga NoS is remarkable.
He's the only real on-pitch leader United have right now and if Solskjaer loses him to injury anytime soon, you really fear for the Red Devils.
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