Bruno Fernandes tops list for highest performing players at World Cup

Bruno Fernandes was Portugal’s best player at the World Cup by some distance.

According to football data website SofaScore, the Manchester United midfielder recorded the highest average rating for his performances at the World Cup, with Lionel Messi ranking second in the list of top performers.

Portugal reached the quarter-finals and were knocked out by Morocco, so ultimately the Portuguese Magnifico will be disappointed not to have gone all the way in Qatar.

There is no denying that he did all he could for Portugal after registering 5 goal contributions in 4 matches at the tournament this winter.

SofaScore gave Fernandes a rating of 8.38/10 for his performances in Qatar, which is higher than any other player received at the tournament.

Top 10 performers at the 2022 World Cup via SofaScore

  1. Bruno Fernandes (Portugal) 8.38
  2. Lionel Messi (Argentina) 8.27
  3. Wojciech Szczesney (Poland) 7.93
  4. Joshua Kimmich (Germany) 7.73
  5. Mohammed Kudus (Ghana) 7.70
  6. Antoine Grezimann (France) 7.70
  7. Kylian Mbappe (France) 7.61
  8. Bukayo Saka (England) 7.60
  9. Rodri (Spain) 7.60
  10. Andreas Christensen (Denmark) 7.53

We hope that Fernandes can return and replicate the form he just showed for his country. Erik ten Hag needs our key players to stand up for the second half of the season.

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