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Man Utd ace Fernandes hits back at Mourinho: Only De Bruyne has my numbers!

Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has hit back at Jose Mourinho over his penalty jibe.

Mourinho was asked about the Portugal international's impact at United since arriving in January, to which he replied: "Bruno came in, was fit, played very well, improved the United team and also proved to be a great penalty taker, one of the best in the world, because he had about 20 to score."

But Fernandes insists the comments did not hurt him, stating that his goal contribution tally was on par with Manchester City star and PFA Player of the Year winner Kevin De Bruyne.

"I honestly did not feel stung," Fernandes told A Bola.

"I feel that I am a good penalty taker and nothing more, I understand, but what I take from his [Mourinho's] words, because I'm a very positive person, is that he said I hit penalties well.

"It is a reality, not least since I arrived at Manchester United.

"I hear people saying, ah, he only scores from penalty kicks… but a little while ago, I saw the statistics and, except for penalties, only Kevin De Bruyne has a higher involvement in goals than me in England when it comes to midfielders."

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