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Fernandes betters Ronaldo’s Premier League record

Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes - Manchester United
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It took the midfielder almost half the number of games as his legendary compatriot to reach an English top-flight goalscoring milestone.

Bruno Fernandes was on target as Manchester United came from behind to seal all three points against Aston Villa on Sunday.

Fernandes converted a penalty seven minutes into the second half to level the scoreline before Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani also got on the scoresheet to seal a 3-1 comeback win for Man United.

With his strike, the 26-year-old midfielder became one of the only four Portuguese players ever to score at least 25 goals in the Premier League. Cristiano Ronaldo leads that list with 84 goals, followed by Luis Boa Morte (29), Nani (26), and Fernandes.

It’s worth noting that Ronaldo reached that tally in 112 matches while the Man United No.28 needed only 48 games.

Fernandes has been nothing short of a revelation ever since his arrival from Sporting in January 2019. With him in the team, Manchester United are set to secure a top-four finish in consecutive Premier League seasons for the first time in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era.