Bruno Fernandes has been at Manchester United for practically a year, but Sunday will mark the very first celebration in which he bets them against Liverpool.

The Portugal international has actually had a transformative impact on the club’s fortunes. Last January, 11 days before he signed, Liverpool beat United 2-0 at Anfield – a result which took them 30 points clear of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

A year on, almost at the midway point of the 2020-21 season, United travel to Merseyside with an opportunity to move 6 points clear of Jurgen Klopp’s champs at the top of the Premier League table.

Contrast the circumstances around the two games, and the effect made by Fernandes has been absolutely nothing except exceptional.

It’s comparable, even, to that of Mohamed Salah’s effect when he arrived at Liverpool from Roma back in 2017 – breaking the 38-game Premier League goalscoring record in his launching season, and helping them reach the Champions League last.

The Egyptian has remained a crucial player as they went on to win it the list below year, and the Premier League the year after that.

They have different functions at their respective clubs, however they both have a lot of impact when it pertains to the final 3rd. So how do the 2 gamers compare when it pertains to the very biggest events?

We have actually had a look at their records against the Premier League’s “huge six” (Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Guy City along with themselves) to compare their records, and get a feel for who is better-placed to step up and make the difference when they’re both on the pitch together for the very first time given that their Serie A days.

The stats apply to all competitors, however just for their current clubs, so discounting what they did whilst at Sporting and Basel, Chelsea, Fiorentina, Basel and Roma respectively.

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Games: 42

Wins: 19

Draws: 13

Defeats: 10

Objectives: 19

Assists: 7

Minutes per objective or assist: 125

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