Bruno Fernandes has left supporters in awe with just one pass of his during Wednesday’s 5-0 thumping of RB Leipzig in the Champions League.
The Red Devils had their enormous win largely due to Marcus Rashford whose hattrick off the bench made all the difference in the end.
However, the forward wasn’t the only person that Ole Gunnar Solskjær elected to bring on in order to change the 1-0 scoreline with Fernandes amongst the players to be subbed on.
Sure enough, the impact was instantaneous and was arguably most visible in the build-up to Rashford’s second goal.
The sheer beauty of the Englishman’s execution of that pass was such that Fernandes’ exceptional vision and quick-thinking in executing that move may have gone under the radar.
Fans did take notice of the same, however, and heaped much praise on the Portuguese midfielder.
63′: Marcus Rashford is subbed on for Manchester United
90+2′: Rashford completes his hat-trick
A star on and off the pitch 🌟 pic.twitter.com/HubftBeE62
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 29, 2020
People talk about Bruno Fernandes “rushing” play but don’t speak about the potential benefits behind it.
Bruno attempts this FIRST time and it results in Rashy being onside. If Bruno delays this even a split second, it’s offside and the game is still just 1-0. pic.twitter.com/xyATPWobjA
— UtdArena (@utdarena) October 29, 2020
Positive words were also garnered from another source as Paul Scholes’ pundit perspective was well-pleased with the pass.
The United legend opined about the pass on BT Sport stating: “Fernandes, when he came on, all of a sudden, United had some possession in their half, which they didn’t have in the first-half. Brilliant ball from Fernandes (for Rashford’s second goal) – great vision, he’s probably the only player on the pitch who could see that.”
Supporters have been used to seeing Fernandes be the only source of quality on the pitch. As such, when it comes to such quick-fire impact from their winter arrival, there may be a period of getting used to what he is capable of doing.
The goal contribution statistics to his name say it all and it is almost a given that the 26-year-old can do heaps more good if given the right chance.
In fact, this performance may have best pointed out the merit of resting and rotating him every so often.