LEICESTER striker Kelechi Iheanacho was caught on camera bemoaning Bruno Fernandes’ stunning goalscoring form.
The Foxes had just beaten Crystal Palace 3-0 thanks to two goals from Jamie Vardy and one for the man himself, Iheanacho.
Iheanacho checking #mufc results against Bournemouth: “Martial scored one, Rashford scored one, Bruno Fernandes will always score he always scores” 😂😂
But the former Manchester City man was left fearful of United who are three points behind third-place Leicester in the Premier League table.
Team-mate Wilfred Ndidi recorded Iheanacho checking United’s result against Bournemouth – which was a thumping 5-2 win.
Ndidi asks: “How many did Greenwood score?”
Iheanacho replied: “Two.”
He then listed the other goalscorers, adding: “Rashford, Martial. Bruno Fernandes will always score. He always scores.”
After joining United from Sporting Lisbon for £55m, Fernandes has been a revelation in United’s midfield.
The Portuguese international has scored seven goals in 14 games in all competitions, providing five assists.
His fine form has also rubbed off on the other players in the middle of the park, with Nemanja Matic and Fred in particular significantly upping their games.
With the return of Paul Pogba from injury, United fans are full of confidence going into the final few games of the season that a top-four finish can be achieved.
Pogba is now shining in a deeper midfield role alongside Matic.
Fernandes is just doing what comes naturally to him and it’s been a huge boost to Pogba’s form
And United legend Rio Ferdinand believes Fernandes’ arrival in a No10 role means Pogba no longer has to feel the pressure of his club-record £89m fee.
Ferdinand told BT Sport: “Pogba has been a totally different player since the restart.
“The energy levels in his game, it’s the Pogba United paid £89m for four years ago.
“A big factor is undoubtedly the man he is playing with in the centre of midfield – Bruno Fernandes.
“Pogba will not want to be shown up out there and that’s perhaps the motivation he needed.
“Solskjaer will be absolutely loving what he’s seeing from those two.
“Fernandes is just doing what comes naturally to him and it’s been a huge boost to Pogba’s form – it’s freed him up to play as well.
“There’s probably less pressure on him now because he knows that some of the burden of expectation is being shouldered by Fernandes.”
That Champions League place is firmly in their sights as will be the gleaming prizes in the FA Cup and Europa League which they are still chasing.
It is 16 unbeaten now and no sign of any let-up.