Robin van Persie: ‘Bruno Fernandes Is A Joy To Watch’

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes during the warm up before the match.

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The much awaited match ended 1-1 with either teams failing to establish their supremacy, as Manchester United clashed their horns with Club Brugge in the latest Europa League fixture.

The scoreline failed to induce the spark of excitement amongst the supporters, despite the away side’s desperate attempt to secure a win. The Red Devils kicked off the game with confidence in abundance after their surprising victory over Chelsea in the Premier League a few days back.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rested his recent star signing Bruno Fernandes, as the Portuguese wasn’t featured in the starting eleven. However, in the final ten minutes when things looked bleak out there, the club manager deployed the midfield maestro onto the pitch to give his side the desired lead.

Regardless, in the very few time he had on the pitch, the 25-year-old caught many eyes and showcased a noteworthy performance despite being unable to break the scoreline deadlock. The former Sporting Lisbon captain has been providing the English side with a touch of creativity since his arrival in the winter transfer window, which has quite notably taken the club to a different level.

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The Portugal international certainly fills the hole left behind by Paul Pogba, who has been out for quite a while now due to an injury which saw him sidelined since the previous September.

Nevertheless, the talented attacker’s performance last night has led Robin van Persie to praise his creativity and the silky touches. The former Arsenal striker stated (via BT Sport): “He was unbelievable and with top players you can tell straight away they have something to add, he’s silky on the ball. He has that pass, he has a nice cross and shot, he’s a joy to watch.”

Anyways, the Red Devils are preparing themselves to grab a win in the reverse fixture held on next Thursday, and the supporters are expecting to see Fernandes starting off the match this time.