As a result of his outstanding performances throughout the year, Bruno Fernandes has received his first nomination for the Ballon d'Or award. He has also been outstanding throughout the season, despite Manchester United's poor form and the eventual departure of former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from his position.
While he has not scored a goal in more than two months, he is still creating opportunities for his teammates. Cristiano Ronaldo has reaped the rewards of this, as he has assisted in the scoring of two goals for the Portuguese captain, the second highest goal combination in the competition.
This season, Bruno has played 362 minutes in the Champions League for Real Madrid. Even though he was benched for the team's last match against Villarreal, he was able to create two big chances and provide an assist when he entered the game. So far, he has created 23 opportunities while maintaining a 78 percent passing accuracy rate. He has also accrued 5 assists, which is the most of any player in the competition so far.
His heatmap reveals that he typically occupies the tenth position, frequently occupying the half spaces as well as completely drifting out wide to create space for himself to move around in. Despite the fact that he enjoys roaming and has had a very free role in the squad, his creative output is beneficial to the team.
The six big chances Fernandes has created in competition this season are the most ever created by a player with the backing of Manchester City's Joao Cancelo firmly in his corner. When it comes to pressing, Bruno has received unfair criticism for being too erratic. However, there is no doubt that he is one of the team's hardest workers and appears to be everywhere on the field. His defensive statistics are almost as impressive as his offensive statistics.
He averages 2 tackles per game, with 0.2 interceptions and 0.8 clearances. He also has 0.2 fumble recoveries. Every aspect of the game is important to him, and he is always looking for ways to contribute to the group. This explains why he is currently the most talented player in the league. His exceptional work ethic and his ability to think outside the box.
Content created and supplied by: Lobola_Upkeep (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More