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Man United star breaks David Beckham’s long-standing Champions League record

Manchester United came away from the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium with a hard-fought 1-1 draw on Wednesday night against Atletico Madrid.

The Red Devils, who were in Champions League action, knew that defeat against Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid will make their chances of reaching the competition’s next round very difficult.

However, despite putting in a poor performance overall, United was able to pull a late equaliser back thanks to a cool finish from young winger Anthony Elanga.

Read more: (Video) Fernandes threads eye-of-a-needle ball through to set Elanga up for stunning equaliser

Although Elanga will steal the sporting headlines following what was a moment of sheer brilliance that came against the run-of-play, midfielder Bruno Fernandes also played a vital role in making the goal happen.

Anthony Elanga (centre) celebrates his late equaliser against Atletico Madrid.

Picking up the ball in the centre of the park, the Portuguese playmaker played a superb through-ball directly into Elanga’s path, setting him up expertly.

In fact, so important was Fernandes’ contribution that the midfielder’s latest assist has seen him break a long-standing European record previously held by club legend David Beckham.

According to stat site OptaJoe, Fernandes’ assist on Wednesday night sees him become the first player to play for an English club to make at least one assist in six consecutive games – a record previously held by Beckham, dating as far back as 1998.

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