‘It is NOT due to Cristiano’: Bruno Fernandes insists his faltering type in entrance of objective has nothing to do with Ronaldo… regardless of Manchester United midfielder’s tally dropping by over TWO THIRDS for the reason that celebrity’s arrival
- Bruno Fernandes has urged that Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t spoiling his objective document
- The Manchester United star scored 29 objectives in his first 53 league appearances
- However he has seen his objective tally lower by over two thirds since Ronaldo’s arrival
- Fernandes put his lack of objectives all the way down to a having a ‘poor season’ final marketing campaign
- Each Crimson Devils stars have been named in Portugal’s Nations League squad
Since Ronaldo’s return to Outdated Trafford, the 28-year-old midfielder has skilled a big drop-off by way of contributions in entrance of objective.
Fernandes offered 29 objectives and 19 assists throughout his first 53 Premier League appearances after becoming a member of from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020, shortly establishing himself because the Crimson Devils’ talisman.
Bruno Fernandes insisted his poor goal-scoring type has nothing to do with Cristiano Ronaldo
Fernandes has seen his objective tally drop by over two thirds since Ronaldo arrived at Outdated Trafford
Nevertheless, while sharing the dressing room along with his Portuguese compatriot, the United star has seen his objective tally plummet by over two thirds, scoring not more than eight within the 40 league appearances since.
Eager to flout any suggestion that Ronaldo was accountable, Fernandes admitted that he had a ‘poor season’ final marketing campaign and couldn’t ‘blame’ Ronaldo for taking away his duties from the penalty spot.
‘Most of my assists final season have been for him, so I do not suppose (it’s honest),’ he informed The Athletic.
‘I simply had a poor season by way of my very own numbers. I do not suppose it’s about Cristiano or myself.
‘Earlier than he got here, I used to be additionally taking the penalties, however I had two probabilities to take the penalties final season and I missed each. So I can not blame Cristiano for taking penalties, particularly when he scores them.
The midfielder admitted his wavering objective tally was a results of his ‘poor season’ final marketing campaign
‘After I missed towards Arsenal in April, it was him who gave me the ball and stated, “Go yourself and score”. I missed however I felt that he trusted me to be the one to step up and rating within the large second.
‘So I do not suppose it’s due to Cristiano, it’s as a result of I did not do the very best in myself in some moments to get objectives or assists.’
The 2 Crimson Devils stars have been named in Fernando Santos’ Nations League squad forward of Portugal’s clashes towards Czech Republic on Saturday and Spain on Tuesday.
Fernandes urged that his points in entrance of objective haven’t been an issue after they share the pitch with Portugal.
The Manchester United duo have each been named in Portugal’s squad for the Nations League
‘Within the nationwide crew, I play with him and once I rating, he’s on the pitch,’ he stated.
‘To play with Cristiano as a No 10 is definitely actually good as a result of gamers respect Cristiano a lot that it creates extra space, because the opponents are afraid of him taking the ball and scoring.
‘I performed the final 4 Premier League video games with out Cristiano beginning and I scored just one objective. So it isn’t due to Cristiano. It’s about momentum, timing. Typically it goes in a nasty manner and generally a greater manner.
‘Clearly he could be actually good to play along with, for somebody who provides assists, as in case you give him the fitting ball, he’ll rating objectives.’