Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes is pleased that he has made an impact with the Red Devils following his move from Sporting Lisbon in January. The Portuguese was a crucial performer for the club during the backend of the campaign and he ended up with 12 goals and eight assist across all competitions.
While the majority of his goals came from the penalty spot, he was still a fundamental figure in the club’s top-four finish as he provided a number of key passes leading to goals for his teammates. Speaking to the club’s official website, Fernandes said that it’s important to be among the goals and the main objective remains that the team end up on the winning side.
He told: “I think it’s the same because it’s always a goal for the team. You need to look for the team. Of course, some players will say ‘I prefer an assist rather than a goal’, but I think it’s not about this because you play to win games. If your team scores, it doesn’t matter if you score or do an assist, it’s a goal. It’s important to be in the goals, whether it’s doing assists or scoring, so, for me, it’s the same.”
United managed to jump into the top four in the penultimate gameweek of the previous league season after spending more than 10 months outside of the Champions League places. They needed to avoid a defeat against Leicester City on the final matchday to remain in the top four and managed to do so comfortably with a 2-0 win.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thereafter had the opportunity to push for silverware through the Europa League, but they squandered the chance after a 2-1 semi-final defeat at the hands of Sevilla. The Spanish outfit went on to win the competition for a record sixth occasion after getting the better of Inter Milan by a 3-2 scoreline.