Manchester United are 'over the moon' with the development of Alvaro Fernandez

Manchester United loanee Alvaro Fernandez in action as Preston North End beat Reading 2-1 in the Championship.

Preston’s goals were scored by Thomas Cannon and Brad Potts who found the net on the stroke of half time to effectively deny them a read in any part of the contest.

The defeat saw former United star Paul Ince lose his job as Reading boss after a string of poor results.

However, it was Fernandes who once again stole the show for Ryan Lowe’s side.

Fernandez was excellent in both defense and attack and showed how quickly they are maturing while out on loan with Preston.

The Spaniard had 71 touches in his career.

Fernandez had an excellent pass accuracy of 80% to his name and was a key creative outlet who looked to break down the Reading defense with three key passes.

United’s youth also created a great opportunity.

He blocked a shot and missed a big chance. The 20-year-old had five dribbles and was successful on four occasions.

Of the 13 ground balls he participated in, Fernandez topped seven of the tests.

In the air, he won two of the three duels – an impressive indictment of his dominance in the air.

Fernandez made three crucial tackles and one key clearance.

(Statistics from sofascore)

The player recently spoke about his future ambitions and in particular his desire to play for United’s first team. If this continues, this goal will come sooner than anyone can imagine.

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