Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal against Leicester. Carl Recine-AP

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has matched a record set by Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.

His 79th-minute strike against Leicester took him to 10 Premier League goals for the season.

In doing so, he becomes the first Portuguese player to reach double figures in England’s top flight since Ronaldo did so during his time with United.

Ronaldo left Old Trafford in 2009 to sign for Real Madrid and has since moved on to Juventus. He has now won the Ballon d’Or five times.


Fernandes is United’s latest star from Portugal and has made a huge impact since joining the club from Sporting Lisbon in January.

The attacking midfielder has now been directly involved in 31 goals for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, including assists.

According to talkSPORT, that puts him one ahead of Ronaldo (since Fernandes made his United debut), with only Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (34) and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski (35) ahead of him in Europe’s top five leagues.

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