To the surprise of Premier League fans, Manchester derby ended pretty much one-sided last night, with the scoreline 2-0 in the favour of United at the final whistle. Despite being dominant on the possession stats, a series of mistakes has led the Citizens to return home with zero points off the derby.
Registering an assist this time, Bruno Fernandes has yet again impressed all the eyes on him with an overwhelming performance against the rivals. Moreover, the Portugal international was offered a standing ovation by the faithful when he substituted as the game approached its final stages.
When the clock hit the half-hour mark, there originated a dispute when the former Sporting attacker won a free-kick which the opposition argued that Ilkay Gundogen hadn’t really fouled the United man.
Regardless with the referee denying their appeal, they might’ve got distracted as Sergio Aguero was late to react when Fernandes effectively took the set-piece by chipping the ball over to Anthony Martial which the forward placed inside the net with a volley.
Ever since the Portuguese landed in England, he has been building a solid relationship with the United No.9. The talented playmaker deeply rooted for the betterment of the forward, and the latter has subsequently upped his game since February.
Accordingly, the duo has been putting to display decent partnership on and off the pitch and with the goal collaboration of last night, their relationship’s going to be much stronger.
Fernandes has thus taken a moment to post on Twitter, concerning the duo’s alliance. He tweeted: “Manchester is red. Finally you scored with my assist @AnthonyMartial.”
In any case, the pair building a solid partnership would see the attacking potential of the Red Devils develop by a great margin. With the team hinting their possible revival, all these factors have led the supporters to reinstall their lost faith after the club’s stumbling form last year.