Manchester United crushed Leicester City 3-0 this weekend and, for Bruno Fernandes, the playmaker’s two assists made the Portuguese international the club’s new leader for this season.

The 28-year-old took his tally for the campaign in all competitions to ten after a sensational performance against the Foxes, overtaking the injured Chrisitan Eriksen in the leader-board and reaching double digits in assists for the third successive season.

Fernandes now Manchester United’s assists leader for the 22/23 season

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It could be argued that Fernandes’ performance against Leicester was the midfielder’s best of the season so far, with the former Sporting Lisbon star providing two assists to Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho in what could be a great result for United. .

With Manchester City losing two points against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, United now find themselves just three points behind Premier League rivals, with this weekend potentially the turning point for the Red Devils putting Erik’s team Ten Hag in the title race.

Indeed, regardless of what happens in the Premier League, many fans would agree that the Dutch manager is finally starting to get the best of Fernandes, adapting to play on the right, a move that has been inspired by Ten Hag. .

Fernandes has greatly intensified Eriksen’s absence

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United fans feared the worst when news broke that Eriksen will be out of action until April at the earliest. However, the deadline day signing of Marcel Sabitzer and the awakening of Marcus Rashford have resulted in the Red Devils enjoying their best moment of the season so far.

Additionally, the events listed have brought out the best in Fernandes, who has taken his game to a new level this season with Eriksen off the injury table. And for the Portuguese star to take the lead in the assists standings shows there is more to come from United’s midfielder.

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