Man United vs Leeds
Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off is at the moment enjoying out at Previous Trafford.
Manchester United are enjoying host to bitter rivals Leeds United for the primary time in entrance of followers for the reason that Yorkshire outfit received promotion again to the Premier League in 2019/20.
Leeds put out a close-to-full-strength beginning line-up at Previous Trafford:
— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 14, 2021
Manchester United, in the meantime, had a reasonably weak front-three of Daniel James, Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood:
🚨 Presenting our first line-up of the 2021/22 #PL season…
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 14, 2021
Bruno Fernandes dominating
Regardless of the weakened XI, United began Saturday’s tie on the entrance foot, with Scott McTominay – like he did within the 6-2 win over Leeds final 12 months – making runs from deep to trigger Leeds’ defence points.
A sloppy back-pass from Raphinha then led to a Mason Greenwood chip forcing save from Illan Meslier after 10 minutes.
Simply moments later, Greenwood slipped in Paul Pogba who actually ought to have achieved higher together with his effort, sending his shot vast when one on one with Meslier.
Leeds’ first likelihood got here after 16 minutes, when Mateusz Klich’s outside-of-the-box effort compelled a save from David de Gea.
It might, not too unsurprisingly, be Man United who finally broke the impasse on the half-hour mark although.
Pogba performed a stunning dinked move to Bruno Fernandes, reducing open Leeds’ defence to permit the Portuguese to smash house his first of the marketing campaign.
🔊 BRUNO! ⚽️
It simply needed to be him…
What a ball from Paul Pogba to arrange Fernandes for the opening aim! 👌 pic.twitter.com/y8lE224hCB
— Soccer on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 14, 2021
On the again of Fernandes’ opener towards Leeds, a pair of statistics highlighting the midfielder’s dominance within the PL have emerged on-line.
Firstly, since he made his Premier League debut, Fernandes has scored 27 league objectives – 13 greater than any one other midfielder within the English top-flight in the identical interval:
Premier League objectives by midfielders since Bruno Fernandes made his competitors debut:
🥇 Fernandes 🥈 Foden 🥉 Soucek & Gündogan 
On one other planet. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/HUZHudzV99
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) August 14, 2021
Then, as per Opta, since his debut, Fernandes has been straight concerned in 46 Premier League objectives (27 objectives, 19 assists), two greater than some other participant (not simply midfielder) on this time:
46 – Since his competitors debut in February 2020, Bruno Fernandes has been straight concerned in 46 Premier League objectives (27 objectives, 19 assists), two greater than some other participant on this time. Funky. #MUNLEE pic.twitter.com/feukxsv6BD
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 14, 2021
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