Man Utd’s 73-touch “monster” just proved why he’s “the best in the world” vs Spurs

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After winning on penalties on Sunday, Manchester United finally began to tyre last night, giving up a two-goal advantage.

Due to fatigue and some inspiration from Ryan Mason’s team, they would gradually re-enter the game and eventually salvage a point as it ended 2-2. At the half, they had swept aside Tottenham Hotspur 2-0.

Newcastle United was able to overtake Manchester United after their crushing victory elsewhere, even though it made little difference in their battle for the top four.

As they made their way to north London, injuries were mounting, and Bruno Fernandes was the hot topic because Erik ten Hag had previously said he was questionable for the match.

Since the 28-year-old Portugal international had never missed a club game due to injury before, everyone was interested in seeing if he could at the very least make the bench.

He accomplished more than that, however, starting in midfield against all odds and excelling for the full 90 minutes.

How did Bruno Fernandes perform against the Spurs?
Although his inclusion alone constituted a minor miracle, the former Sporting CP maestro’s dominance of the match further underlined both his significance to this team and his true elite calibre in comparison to the rest of the Premier League.

Few can match this divisive superstar in terms of creativity and goal-scoring ability.

The platform was designed for him to succeed in the engine room, starting directly in front of Casemiro and Christian Eriksen. Fernandes would seize the chance and record 73 touches while keeping a rating of 7.6 throughout. Marcus Rashford, his team’s goal scorer, earned more than anyone else.

The speedster was, however, set free by his entrancing through-ball to score their second goal of the game, giving him another noteworthy assist to add to his ever-growing tally. But considering he intercepted three crucial passes and produced two significant chances, it could have been so much more. Even he would make a mistake, creating a great opportunity on his own, only to smash his close-range attempt against the crossbar (source: Sofascore).

One United writer took to Twitter after watching such an impressive midfield performance and declared bluntly, “Bruno Fernandes is the best in the world, man, I don’t even care.”

Statman Dave called the magician a “creative monster” earlier this month, and it appears that each game only serves to bolster that statement.

The midfielder who makes £240k a week may not have been on the winning team last night, but his incredible performance definitely deserved it.

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