Bruno Fernandes breaks Premier League goalscoring record for a midfielder

Bruno Fernandes’ opening goal against Liverpool got everyone bar his team-mates off their seats. They remained passive throughout the game and completely left Liverpool off the hook, only to lose the game 4-2 at Old Trafford.

A complete shambles.

But at least Fernandes’ goal meant something in a record-setting sense.

The goal was his 28th goal of the season in all competitions.

This is the highest number of goals scored by a midfielder in the Premier League era, surpassing Frank Lampard who held onto the record for long enough. It shows what a rare player we have in Fernandes and next season he will want to make it a collective honour rather than individual – by winning the Premier League!

Former Chelsea midfielder Lampard scored 27 goals in the 2009/10 campaign. Some will be interested to learn that 10 of Lampard’s goals came from penalty kicks, compared to 9 when it comes to Fernandes.

The Portuguese Magnificio has more games to add to his tally, too. United have two left in the Premier League as they look to secure second spot, as well as a place booked in the Europa League final against Villarreal.

A first trophy as a United player on the cards later this month?

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