Manchester United took a massive hit in their Premier League title challenge after Carlo Ancelotti's Everton managed to hold the Red Devils to an exciting 3-3 draw. The Toffees, in fact, drew the game through Dominic Calvert-Lewin in what was the final kick of the game.
Ole Gunnar-Solskjaer's men started slow, but went into a 2-0 lead inside 20 minutes. Edinson Cavani opened the scoring through a fantastic header off Marcus Rashford's cross and then came the moment of magic. Receiving the ball on the edge of the penalty box, roughly 20 yards from goal, and lobbed in a fantastic curling ball into the back of the net. The ball went over Everton keeper Robin Olsen and Fernandes got his 13th goal of the season.
The Portuguese international has been at Manchester United for just over a year and has scored 21 league goals already. Bruno Fernandes stats have been unbelievable, to say the least. Since his debut in the league, only Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has scored more goals than the Manchester United midfielder.
Bruno Fernandes' game by numbers vs. Everton:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 6, 2021
85% passing accuracy
6 ball recoveries
3 chances created
2 fouls won
1/1 aerials won
A stunner of a strike. pic.twitter.com/CmLHIkrMgP
While it wasn't the kind of result he and his Manchester United teammates were hoping for, the midfielder was rightly praised on the social, and especially by the former United striker Robin van Persie, who wrote, "Bruno Fernandes ladies & gentleman. What a joy to watch him play! Just wondering... how many goals for RvP with him in midfield."
Bruno Fernandes ladies & gentleman 🔥 what a joy to watch him play! Just wondering... 🤔 how many goals for RvP with him in midfield..? 😯🤭— Robin van Persie (@Persie_Official) February 6, 2021
That Bruno Fernandes- goal is art.....— Jan Aage Fjortoft 🏳️🌈 🇳🇴 (@JanAageFjortoft) February 6, 2021
Technique is Silicon Valley
Bruno Fernandes has scored 4 Premier League goals from outside of the box since making his competition debut, only James Wars-Prowse has scored more  in that timeframe.— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) February 6, 2021
Impressive for a guy who only scores penalties. 😉 pic.twitter.com/DKd1q97uqE
21 - Since his Premier League debut, only Mohamed Salah (22) has scored more goals in the competition than Bruno Fernandes (21), with the Portuguese scoring more goals against Everton than any other side in that time (4). Glorious. #MUNEVE— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 6, 2021
Bruno was about to cross that ball then thought “Oh well! I am Bruno Fernandes “— Ugbedeojo (@Certifiedopeboi) February 6, 2021
Bruno Fernandes has been a better player than Kevin de Bruyne this season. Facts only💯— Gabby®️🇬🇭 (@Franklaar1) February 6, 2021
I’m genuinely speechless at the things Bruno Fernandes does at United. Who cares if he sometimes loses the ball...🐸☕️— Haider Rubbani 🇾🇪🎙⚽️ (@Haider_Rubbani) February 6, 2021
What. A. Signing. #MUFC
What a beauty from Bruno Fernandes.. They'll say it was a long range penalty 🤣🤣🤣🤣— Dr. Hausakoko (@sir_virgi69) February 6, 2021
Feature image courtesy: AFP / Michael Regan