Things are suddenly looking up for Man United.
The fallen giants have endured a difficult time of it this term and still face an uncertain final few months, but qualification for next season’s Champions League is very much within their grasp.
Their recent results have been good and there’s a sense of positivity around the club for the first time in a long time – and it’s largely down to the January purchase of Bruno Fernandes.
Fernandes has been a revelation in his first couple of games for United and has already registered two assists and a goal so far.
His overall attacking play and determination going forward has lifted the entire team, and he might just be the key to their European hopes for next season.
Heck, he’s even got Anthony Martial smiling!
As you already know, attacking midfielders that can rack up goals and assists are all the rage on fantasy football.
The likes of Riyad Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish and Adama Traore have all been among the the game’s most popular midfielders this season, and they’ve each rewarded Dream Team managers with a barrel-load of points.
While Fernandes will struggle to match them this term, he could easily be one of the best points scorers from now until the end of the season if he continues his current form.
The playmaker – who was largely talked up as the Portuguese Liga’s best player and boasted eight goals and seven assists for Sporting this season before his January move – has already been picked by 3.5% of managers on Dream Team, which makes him the most popular of the Prem’s new signings.
He’s picked up 19 points on the game so far (which is more than Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard) and while it’s obviously a small sample size, he’s averaging nearly five points per game.
His early popularity also stems from his ability from set-pieces, as he’s been trusted with free-kicks, corners and even penalty-taking for United, which we saw at the weekend against Watford.
It’s early days of course, but it feels like a no-brainer to consider snapping up Fernandes for your team.
Just make sure you get him while he’s still reasonably priced.