“Bruno, Bruno,” was overheard around Old Trafford tonight leaving no room for scepticism that United fans are wholly contented with the winter signing. Further, the 25-year-old was on the receiving end of a standing ovation by the faithful as he was substituted late on.
Adding to his collection of experiences at Old Trafford, Bruno Fernandes has registered his first victory against Manchester United’s arch-rivals Manchester City.
With the 2-0 victory being United’s first league double over City in a decade, the supporters are attributing this achievement to the presence of the Portugal international on the pitch.
Given the impact he has had in every single game ever since his arrival back in January, it could be acknowledged by anyone that the fans are reasonably accurate with their proposition.
Being called as a ‘boxopener’ by the Norwegian manager, the star had to prove it on the pitch as he provided a keen assist for Anthony Martial’s to score the opener tonight.
Making use of the distraction which confused the City players over a dispute concerning the free-kick, the creative midfielder took the kick effectively, chipping the ball over to the United No. 9 who placed the ball at the back of the net with a decent first touch, on the volley.
Following the Mancunian derby, the Portuguese talent has now registered two goals and three assists overall in the Premier League since landing at England.
Keeping aside the statistical references, the former Sporting midfielder looks committed to creating a legacy of his own at Old Trafford, following the footsteps of his idol Cristiano Ronaldo.
Regardless, on the grounds of the star’s overwhelming performance against their rivals, the supporters have flooded Twitter with their reactions.
Bruno Fernandes is different gravy.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) March 8, 2020
Have we ever had a signing just instantly click and change the entire team like Bruno Fernandes? I genuinely can't believe how good he is
— Pøgba Senior (@TheSaItIsHere) March 8, 2020
For years, Man United seemingly searched for their Steven Gerrard, their Frank Lampard. A midfielder that could produce goals, could inspire and motivate. Many thought that would be Paul Pogba. It's looking more and more like that they've finally found it in Bruno Fernandes.
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) March 8, 2020