Fernandes Did More In 10 Minutes Than Lingard In The Entire Match vs Club Brugge

Jesse Lingard receives instructions from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before being substituted on.

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Bruno Fernandes has yet again managed to win the hearts of his club supporters, surprisingly from just 10 minutes he was in the match as Manchester United squared off against Club Brugge in the Europa League.

Disregarding the fact that either teams failed to get their noses in front with the scoreline remaining 1-1 till the final whistle, the Old Trafford faithful had their eyes locked on their recent January signing who just earned praises from Robin van Persie for his performance last night.

Ending all the skepticism he was subjected to when coming to the Premier League, the talented playmaker has enjoyed a convincing start to his United career by displaying a rather speedy adaptation to the new environment he was put in.

The Portuguese asset also managed to fill the gaps in the midfield that Solskjaer always found troubling, as he elegantly added the creative touch which was absent since Pogba’s injury, to the United team.


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Transforming the way the Mancunians play, the 25-year-old has handed his side something Lingard and Pereira has been trying to for a long time, in such a short duration with his composure and understanding of the game.

Even in the last night’s Europa League fixture, the ex-Sporting attacker registered a 100% pass accuracy, five final third passes, four shots which was all blocked and two passes into the box after coming on in the 81st minute.

Consequently, the supporters have been flooding Twitter comparing the creative Portuguese with Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira, with majority of them claiming that Solskjaer should accept that the latter pair aren’t efficient enough in the middle for the club.

Stating the difference in levels of ability, almost all fans seem to agree over the fact that Fernandes did more in those 10 minutes than Lingard and Pereira in the entire match.