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Fernandes matches Ronaldo’s record at Man United

Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo - Manchester United
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The Portuguese midfielder has made some progress in his attempt to emulate a compatriot and a former great at Old Trafford.

Bruno Fernandes is the first Portuguese player to score 10 goals in a Premier League season since Cristiano Ronaldo.

Fernandes both scored and assisted in Manchester United’s Boxing Day clash against Leicester City. However, his exploits weren’t enough to seal all three points for his side as the match ended in a 2-2 stalemate.

The goal at the King Power Stadium marked the 10th league goal of the season for the 26-year-old attacking midfielder.

Cristiano Ronaldo netted 18 times in the 2008-09 Premier League season, and Fernandes is only the second player from Portugal to hit double-figure in goals in an English top-flight campaign since then.

“I enjoy it, I have a good team around me and they helped me since the beginning,” Fernandes told BBC Sport. “They give me confidence and, when you have that support behind you, you feel better.

“We are looking to win games. If you focus on other teams you don’t focus on what you can do.”