Firstly, when it comes to goals.
According to Wyscout, the Sporting star has scored 34 across all competitions in the last calendar year. 23 if those have been from open play.
For an attacking midfielder, that’s ridiculous. And Lingard and Mata have managed just four between them in the same timespan.
Fernandes’ goal conversion rate is 15.888 per cent. Lingard’s is 4.255 per cent while Mata’s is 10 per cent.
The Sporting star also carries a much-better goal threat than the United duo. Wyscout’s unique algorithm has him operating at 22.43 per cent, while the United pair army a XG of 4.06 and 2.36 respectively.