Former Liverpool and Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has the belief that Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes has a great chance of winning the Premier League top scorer title this 2020/21 season.
Bruno Fernandes himself joined Manchester United in the winter of January. Although he just joined, the Portuguese midfielder immediately appeared good by scoring 9 goals and 8 assists in the English Premier League.
So, seeing that fact, many people predict that the former Sporting CP can become the top scorer of the Premier League for the 2020/21 season. The reason is, Bruno Fernandes will play from the start of the season.
One of the former Liverpool players Peter Crouch also has the same belief.
“I want Bruno Fernandes to win the golden boot this season,” Crouch told The Daily Mail.
Crouch himself argued that the fact that Manchester United often received penalties would be a factor that allowed Bruno Fernandes to win the golden boot trophy.
Indeed, last season Ole Gunnar Solskjaser’s men received many penalties. Most recently, Manchester United’s winning goal in the match against Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend was scored through a penalty from Bruno Fernandes.
“I can say that because I believe that by May next year, I will hear United get a penalty at least once a week.” He said.
The condition is that Manchester United must get a minimum of one penalty prize per match. If that happens, Bruno Fernandes can collect 38 goals at the end of the season.
“In one season there are 38 games, so they will get 38 penalties. Do you agree?” he said.
Last season, Jamie Vardy was the Premier League’s Top Scorer with 23 goals with Leicester City. This means that 38 goals should be enough to make Bruno Fernandes the golden boot this season.
Manchester United have played two games in the 2020/21 season. Their first match ended in a 1-3 defeat to Crystal Palace. Unfortunately, in that match the Red Devils did not get a penalty.
Next, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s troops will face a tougher opponent, Tottenham Hotspur.