Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes became the first player in Champions League history to record an assist in six consecutive games for an English club on Wednesday night.
The previous record was broken by David Beckham, who had assisted in five consecutive Champions League games in 1998.
Manchester United ended the 1997-98 European season with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s assist against Monaco as Sir Alex Ferguson’s men missed away goals in the quarter-finals. He then started the next season’s group stage with a tearful assist, assisting against Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Beckham then sat down with a 6-2 win at Brondby before returning to a backflip with two assists at Old Trafford.
He then formed Dwight Yorke against FC Barcelona before his streak ended in the next match against Bayern Munich.
Bruno Fernandes set a record with a vital assist in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw away from Atlético Madrid as Anthony Elanga tied the lead 10 minutes into Joao Felix’s last 16 debut.
The Portuguese international has been nothing short of a key player for the Red Devils since his transfer to Old Trafford two years ago. He made 49 goals and 38 assists in just 113 games. The 27-year-old, who set the bar high last season, hasn’t had the same effect this season, but his form has been outstanding, especially in the club’s Champions League campaign.
Fernandes assisted in five consecutive group games before dying out against the Young Boys. He continued his good run last night, assisting for the sixth European tour in a row.
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United manager Ralf Rangnick has major reservations about the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo leading Manchester United’s attack next season.
according to reports through www.manchestereveningnews.co.ukRalf Rangnick is running out of patience against Cristiano Ronaldo when he fails to score a goal from the Portuguese superstar. The 37-year-old has only scored one goal in his last 10 games and for the first time in his career, he seems lacking in self-confidence, but in a recent interview with DAZN he revealed that he will continue to play for the next five years.
As of now, the only reason Rangnick isn’t considering dropping Ronaldo is because United don’t have better options to lead their attack. This season forward Edinson Cavani has missed the last five games with a groin problem and has scored two goals all season, while Marcus Rashford has scored five in four and a half months.
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