Bruno Fernandes Breaks Beckham’s Champions League Record for Manchester United

Will Bruno's amazing form get United to the winning trophies again?

Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes became the first player in Champions League history to register an assist in six consecutive appearances for an English club on Wednesday night.

The previous record was set by David Beckham in 1998 who provided an assist for five consecutive games in the Champions League.

He finished Manchester United’s 1997-98 European campaign with an assist for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer against Monaco, as Sir Alex Ferguson’s men crashed out on away goals in the quarter-finals. He then began the following season’s group stage on a tear, assisting against Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Beckham then sat out a 6-2 win at Brondby before returning for the reverse game at Old Trafford, in which he laid on two assists.

He then set up Dwight Yorke against FC Barcelona, before his streak ended in the next match against Bayern Munich.

Bruno Fernandes broke the record with a vital assist in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw away at Atletico Madrid, setting up Anthony Elanga to even out Joao Felix’s opener with 10 minutes of their last-16 first leg remaining.

The Portugal international has been nothing but the most important player for the Red Devils since his move to Old Trafford two years ago. In just 113 appearances, he has bagged 49 goals and 38 assists. Having set the bar high last season, the 27-year-old has not quite had the same impact this term, but his form has been particularly exceptional in the club’s Champions League campaign.

Fernandes assisted for five successive group games before he was rested for the dead-rubber against Young Boys. Last night, he continued his fine run, assisting for the sixth straight European outing.

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Manchester United interim manager doubts Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo and Rangnick
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United manager Ralf Rangnick has major reservations about the prospect of Cristiano Ronaldo spearheading Manchester United‘s attack next season.

As per reports via www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk, Ralf Rangnick’s running out of patience with Cristiano Ronaldo following the lack of goals from the Portuguese superstar. The 37-year old has only managed one goal in his last 10 games and appears to be lacking confidence for the first time in his career, although in his recent interview with DAZN, he revealed that he will continue playing for the next five years.

As of now, the only reason why Rangnick has not entertained the possibility of dropping Ronaldo is due to United’s lack of better options to spearhead their attack. Among the forwards this season, Striker Edinson Cavani has missed the last five games with a groin problem and scored twice all season, while Marcus Rashford has five goals in four-and-a-half months.

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