Bruno Fernandes has insisted he is capable of improving even further next season following his stunning start to life at Manchester United.
The attacking midfielder took no time at all to settle in at Old Trafford, scoring 12 times and creating eight assists in all competitions since his move from Sporting Lisbon in January.
He has been particularly lethal from the penalty spot, converting eight times out of eight, with goalkeepers seemingly unable to work out how to stop him.
And speaking to UEFA.com, Fernandes admits he works hard on his technique for penalties.
“I don’t have a secret,” he said. “I think that I train a lot, I like to train a lot. I always pay attention to what the goalkeepers are doing – how they position themselves, how they best prevent shots on goal.
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“Based on that, based on the match, and based on how I’m feeling on the pitch, I decide how to take a penalty.
“I don’t have a specific technique in taking penalties. There’s no certain run-up I take, I just stick to what I feel is most comfortable.
“If I change it every so often, it might make the goalkeeper uncertain. I change my run-up for how I’m feeling during the match, or how I feel the goalkeeper [will move].”
Fernandes is confident he will score and create even more next season as United attempt to challenge for major honours.
“When we lose the ball, I try to be the first one to react and to call on the other attacking players to help out in winning back possession,” he added.
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“And obviously for me, to be able to build up the play, to have the ball and provide passes to my team-mates to enable them to score goals – it’s very important.
“I think that’s what I need to do a bit more because, yes, I’ve provided some assists but I could have provided more, given the quality we have up front.
“I believe I can improve on my numbers given the quality we have up front.”