At long last, the supporters at Old Trafford witnessed Bruno Fernandes in action, operating for their side creditably after a long transfer speculations period.
The Portuguese has been linked with a deal to England since the start of the winter transfer window, with Sporting purposely trying to offload the playmaker seeing that as a means of relief to their financial crisis.
Nonetheless, the 25-year-old appeared in last night’s clash featuring the Red Devils going up against Nuno Espirito’s Wolves squad. The match however failed to showcase any goals from either teams with the scoreline being 0-0 till the final whistle.
Regardless, a major share of the Old Trafford faithful had their eyes glued the whole 90 minutes primarily to assess the impact of their fresh legs, Fernandes. And to the relief of the supporters, the Portugal international was a delight to watch in the entirety of the match.
Registering terrific stats last night, he has bagged plenty of praises from the fans as well as the manager. The way he adapted to the new surroundings and teammates is a work to be appreciated, completing 88 passes and taking 5 shots – more than anyone on the pitch.
Accordingly, the United supporters have been hailing the all-out attacker and noticed the key aspects which established the fact that Fernandes adapted quite well.
The talented midfielder was apparently seen directing Lingard to make sure not to run out wide but rather penetrate the gaps in the midfield instead. Meanwhile, the ex-Sporting captain was spotted asking James thrice to make runs and even told Wan Bissaka to release the ball earlier.
Instructed Lingard to not make a run out wide and to attack the gaps between the Wolves midfield instead, told James three times to make runs, told Wan Bissaka to release the ball earlier and then snapped at Pereira for just being Pereira. My midfielder. https://t.co/yvaAGhaSby
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) February 1, 2020
The Portuguese being the first signing of United in 2020, the manager Solskjær installed tremendous faith in him last night. And it seems the midfield maestro has exceeded all expectations with the performance he showcased in his debut match.