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Stats show Bruno Fernandes is the Premier League’s most creative midfielder in 2023 

Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes is a world-class player and deserves more praise.

Statistics show that Fernandes has created the most chances (100) from open play in the Premier League in 2023.

Mohamed Salah is second in this list with 71 chances, 29 less than the Portuguese playmaker has created.

The 29-year-old has played the most number of key passes and has the highest expected assists for a Premier League midfielder this season.

He is also leading the way in terms of playing progressive passes.

The stats clearly show that the €70 million star is in a league of his own. The Red Devils must be grateful to have him in the squad.

Man United have struggled to score in the league this season. However, Fernandes cannot be blamed for their misfiring attack.

He has bagged three goals and three assists in 18 league appearances.

The final output is definitely below the high standards Fernandes has set for himself. However, his influence extends beyond goals and assists.

The latest example is Man United’s stunning 3-2 comeback win against Aston Villa.

His lob pass to Rasmus Hojlund in the 34th minute created a half-chance for Marcus Rashford, but the forward directed his shot straight at the goalkeeper.

His perfectly weighted pass to Rashford helped the 26-year-old assist Alejandro Garnacho. Unfortunately, the Argentine was ruled offside, and the goal was chalked off.

He won the ball back and repeated his through pass to Rashford, which led to United’s first goal.

It was Fernandes again who drilled a cross from the right flank that deflected off a Villa defender and fell straight to Garnacho for his second strike.

Fernandes is at the heart of Man United whether they are awful or magnificent.