Manchester United returned to winning and scoring ways when they secured a 2-0 victory over Chelsea in the Premier League on Monday.
The Red Devils certainly had a fruitful trip to Stamford Bridge wherein Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire headed in goals in each half to set the winning precedent for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
The game was also the first one where Bruno Fernandes realistically settled into the outfit following the training break and the impact was much more evident than during his debut game against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the start of the month.
The Portuguese attacking midfielder was highly dynamic during the fixture and created the most chances of any player on the pitch. He also notched his first assist in a United shirt when his well-delivered corner-kick connected with the head of Harry Maguire and ended up in the back of the net, cementing the side’s victory.
However, the true indication of his gelling into the side can perhaps be discerned by the former Sporting player’s social media activity.
Immediately after the game, Fernandes was sharing amusing banter with Anthony Martial on Instagram. Congratulating Martial over his goal, Fernandes remarked: “Finally a header, just close your eyes every time.”
Martial’s reply to that story was as follows: “I score because it was not your pass.”
Fernandes did have the final word of banter though, stating in his reply: “Next time I pass to you, try to not to miss it.”
The emojis accompanying each reply were certainly further colored the light-natured tone of the exchange.
This certainly seems to show that Fernandes is well and truly settling into his life at Old Trafford. Fellow Portuguese international Diogo Dalot has certainly made it easier and there is clear bravado with Spaniards Juan Mata and David De Gea too.