Man Utd's Bruno Fernandes produced superb individual highlights vs Chelsea


Bruno Fernandes got his first taste of victory as a Manchester United player on Monday night.

It's almost been a month since the Portuguese made his switch to Old Trafford, but the Premier League's inaugural winter break meant the Chelsea win was just his second appearance. 

And while the first came in a frustrating 0-0 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers, the second marked a pivotal win at Stamford Bridge that thrusts United right back into the top four race.

It was also an important night for Fernandes on an individual level as he bagged his first goal contribution for United by turning provider for Harry Maguire's game-sealing header.

Coming from a corner, the expert delivery prompted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to proclaim his new signing as 'one of the better' set-piece takers he's ever seen.

Fernandes shines in Chelsea win

But how did Fernandes perform outside of that assist? The answer is pretty impressively and he bagged himself a second consecutive Man of the Match award from United for his efforts.

The ex-Sporting Lisbon man boasted a passing accuracy of 80%, created three chances, executed three ball recoveries, won two tackles and was directly involved in five of United' nine shots.

The Guardian lauded his performance by writing: "On this early evidence the kinetic Fernandes may just point the way towards a brighter future."

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Fernandes' individual highlights

While the Manchester Evening News penned: "Bruno Fernandes has given Manchester United what they need."

Starting to get the point? Well, there's only so many ways we can stress that Fernandes had a pretty good game, so we'll let you form your own opinion by checking out his individual highlights.

YouTuber 'MA GOAL 90' has compiled almost six minutes of Fernandes shining in west London and you can check out the full compilation down below:

GIVEMESPORT's Kobe Tong says

This is the sort of midfield dynamism that United have been crying out for post-Sir Alex Ferguson.

I'm inclined to think that Fernandes' display was slightly overrated last night, but it was seriously impressive for how little time he's spent in English football. 

The early signs are indicating that Fernandes will be the gung-ho midfielder, who's never far from a goal or assist, for United just as he was at Sporting Lisbon. 


And it's frankly a breath of fresh air when you consider how stale United's central midfield had become with the middle-of-the-road pairing that is Fred and Andreas Pereira.

Therefore, I feel confident that Fernandes will mark the difference between United being a Europa League club and a Champions League one. Watch this space.

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