Speaking with adidas, Shaw joked that he would love to rival Fernandes' returns in terms of goals and assists — and revealed a conversation with the Portuguese about how he scores even when he's playing poorly.
"We do talk a bit, but honestly the guy's numbers are unbelievable, what he's doing and how he's doing it," Shaw said.
"I said to him 'Bruno, I'll be honest, you weren't great [against Real Sociedad] but you scored two goals. I just don't know how you do it!'
"I think people in football understand the game and how important that player is, who doesn't get many assists or goals, but a lot of the outside world is all about stats. It's understandable because they watch it and they want to see those things, but you've just got to deal with it."