Bruno Fernandes could not conjure up a moment of magic on his Manchester United debut to give the Reds victory over Wolves at Old Trafford.
The game ended in a typically dull stalemate, with United and Wolves both cancelling each other out with resolute defence.
Both sides are most effective on the counter-attack and United yet again failed to provide the quality needed when the onus was on them to score.
The result means United remain sixth behind Sheffield United, failing to close the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea who drew at Leicester today.
Fernandes was United’s most dangerous player on his debut in a performance where no individuals really stood out.
He had five shots in the game with three on target, proving he is not short of confidence on the ball.
We are all aware of Fernandes’ goalscoring attributes from midfield and he operated well in a number 10 role, before being shifted back into central midfield alongside Fred.
The Portugal international is more threatening in attacking midfield where he can look to find teammates or have a pop at goal.
There is plenty more to come from United’s new signing.
See his stats below from this evening below, courtesy of Statman Dave:
Bruno Fernandes’ game by numbers vs. Wolves:
• 88 passes (most on the pitch)
• 44 final 1/3 passes (most on the pitch)
• 5 shots (most on the pitch)
• 5 tackles (3rd most from midfield)
• 3 shots OT (most on the pitch)
A constant threat from range. 🎯 pic.twitter.com/CXEPr0SlKC
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) February 1, 2020