BRUNO FERNANDES has broken another Manchester United record that has seen him overtake Robin van Persie and Eric Cantona.
The Portuguese international has transformed the Red Devils since completing his £47million switch from Sporting Lisbon in January.
Fernandes, who has yet to taste defeat for United, has bagged an impressive seven goals and seven assists to catapult his side into Champions League contention.
The 25-year-old also now boasts a higher goal involvement in his first 11 league games than any other Old Trafford legend.
Van Persie had previously held the record after having a hand in 12 strikes following his controversial £24m move from rivals Arsenal in 2012.
The Dutchman went on to prove instrumental in United’s last Premier League triumph as he scooped the Golden Boot.
Dwight Yorke and Cantona were both involved in 11 goals, with the former proving more prolific upfront but King Eric laid on more assists.
Despite criticism from fans about his scoring numbers during his time at Old Trafford, Romelu Lukaku is next on the list.
The Belgian initially flourished in his first 11 games after moving from Everton as he banged in 7 goals.
For Fernandes meanwhile, the accolade is just the latest to endear himself to United fans following his unprecedented start to life in England.
The midfielder became only the seventh person in history to win successive Premier League player of the month awards last week.
And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted that he knew he had signed the perfect player in Fernandes when he shook the hands of every member of staff after joining the club.
By: Joe Brophy
Title: Bruno Fernandes breaks Man Utd record for best start to Prem career as he overtakes Van Persie, Yorke and Cantona
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/12127913/bruno-fernandes-man-utd-record-van-persie-yorke-cantona/
Published Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2020 10:53:02 +0000