The much awaited clash featuring Chelsea and Manchester United have concluded, with a 0-2 scoreline in favour of the latter.
The Mancunians portrayed a great fight, even performing well defensively quite evident from the clean sheet they secured. Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire registered the goals in the respective halves, as they take a fair share of the credit for this satisfying scoreline.
After displaying an overwhelming performance in their previous match, Bruno Fernandes was obviously under analysis this time as well, as the supporters had one eye fixated on him the entirety of the match. And apparently, it seems like the Portuguese has not lost any touch during the winter break.
As expected, the 26-year-old was quite up to the mark, staying composed throughout and creating more options for offensive plays occasionally. Furthermore, the ex-Sporting attacker has had a direct involvement in five shots of his side out of nine, taking two of them while creating another three.
It’s remarkable to see the fresh signing transitioning into a solid fan-favourite within such a short duration. The time he took for settling in to the new environment is considerably less, exciting the supporters to the very core.
Nevertheless, the Portugal international now has an assist to his name, delivering an excellent corner which was headed in by Harry Maguire.
The performance he displayed against Chelsea has expectedly attracted quite a lot of reactions from supporters, with Twitter being flooded with tweets concerning his form.
Assists in the Premier League this season:
Mesut Ozil 1⃣ assists in 1278 mins.
Bruno Fernandes 1⃣ assists in 180 mins.
— BlameFootball (@blamefootball) February 18, 2020
Bruno Fernandes yet again dominant for United in midfield. Offers so much options, especially from set pieces. He seems very composed, one step ahead of his teammates and took no time to settle in, and show his teammates that they can rely on him to lead, consistently. #MUFC
— Marwan Ahmed (@MarwanAhmed_KF) February 17, 2020
Bruno Fernandes is so good at set-pieces. Just hit the post a few moments ago from a free-kick then assists Maguire from a corner. You love to see it.
— United Info (@allutdinfo) February 18, 2020
Bruno Fernandes with such a classy performance. Looked so tidy all game and was phenomenal on the ball. Passing range is superb and his set pieces are great. Two pieces of the midfield puzzle are solved with Bruno and Fred. Just need the final piece now with Pogba likely leaving.
— TR (@TacticalRole) February 17, 2020
Also Fernandes took probably the best Manchester United corner since 2003
— Chris Winterburn (@cmwinterburn) February 17, 2020
Fernandes is only going to get better when Rashford returns. Looking so sharp already and only been two games.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) February 17, 2020