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Solskjaer: Fernandes is ‘catalyst’ for ‘next step’ in Manchester United trophy bid
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Solskjaer: Fernandes is ‘catalyst’ for ‘next step’ in Manchester United trophy bid

The Red Devils boss says the Portuguese playmaker has helped to nudge his side closer to long-awaited major silverware Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Bruno Fernandes has been the "catalyst" for Manchester United as they look to take the "next step" and bring a long wait for major silverware to a close. The Red Devils were treading water when the Portuguese playmaker was snapped up from Sporting CP during the winter transfer window of 2020. He has quickly become a talisman at Old Trafford with 40 goals in 80 appearances, and the 26-year-old has made no secret that he wants to bring a five-year trophy drought for Solskjaer's side to an end as quickly as possible
Man United Confirm Return dates for Pogba, Fernandes, Martial, others
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Man United Confirm Return dates for Pogba, Fernandes, Martial, others

  Manchester United have confirmed return dates for Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial and Donny Van de Beek. According to Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Pogba and Fernandes are not due to return to Man United for another week, while Martial and Van de Beek are expected to start training in a week’s time. “They [Martial and Van de Beek] are not ready yet,” Solskjaer was quoted by MEN. “They will probably be 100 per cent training with us a week on Monday. They are still working hard to step into the group. “Fernandes and Pogba? It won’t be next week, no. The week after.” Man United won their first pre-season match 2-1 against Derby County on Sunday, but the Red Devils were without several senior players due to the recently concluded Euro...
Man Utd don’t worry, he will arrive even better’ – Bruno Fernandes trains with ‘first love’ Boavista
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Man Utd don’t worry, he will arrive even better’ – Bruno Fernandes trains with ‘first love’ Boavista

The Portuguese playmaker is back in his homeland after competing in Euro 2020 and is looking to keep himself sharp in pre-season Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes is stepping up his pre-season training at "first love" Boavista, with the Portuguese side vowing to return the classy playmaker to Old Trafford "even better" than he was before. The 26-year-old midfielder is supposed to be taking in a summer break on the back of his efforts with Portugal at Euro 2020, but he is already itching to resume competitive action. Fernandes is working with a side he spent eight years with as a youngster and is being tipped to head back to England in peak condition for 2021-22.
Mata sounds Man Utd No.8 warning to Fernandes as Portuguese waits on favourite shirt
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Mata sounds Man Utd No.8 warning to Fernandes as Portuguese waits on favourite shirt

World Cup-winning Spaniard has committed to a new one-year contract at Old Trafford and has no plans to step aside any time soon Juan Mata has warned Bruno Fernandes that he is going to have to remain "patient" in pursuit of the No.8 shirt at Manchester United. A World Cup-winning Spaniard fills that jersey at present, with a 12-month contract extension committed to at Old Trafford. Mata believes he still has a role to play for the Red Devils, meaning that a Portuguese colleague will have to wait a little longer before staking a claim to a favoured squad number
I’ll have to Wait Another Year to take Mata’s shirt number – Bruno Fernandes Laments
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I’ll have to Wait Another Year to take Mata’s shirt number – Bruno Fernandes Laments

Manchester United playmaker, Bruno Fernandes, has said he will have to wait one more year before he gets the no 8 shirt from Juan Mata. Mata has agreed a contract extension with the club. The Red Devils confirmed on Friday that the 33-year-old had agreed to stay at Old Trafford until June 2022. Fernandes previously wore the No 8 shirt at Sporting Lisbon and has worn the No 18 since arriving in Manchester. “I guess I’ll have to wait for the number 8 another year. “Congrats brother!! Well deserved! An example and an inspiration on and off the pitch,” Fernandes tweeted. Mata has made 273 appearances for United, scoring 51 goals in all competitions. However, in recent seasons he has become more of a peripheral figure; featuring in just 18 games last season.
‘I’ll have to wait for No. 8 another year’ – Fernandes happy as ‘inspiration’ Mata signs new Man Utd deal
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‘I’ll have to wait for No. 8 another year’ – Fernandes happy as ‘inspiration’ Mata signs new Man Utd deal

The Portuguese midfielder joked about a shirt change while expressing his admiration for his team-mate Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes joked that he'll now have to wait at least one more year to take the No. 8 shirt off Juan Mata's hands after the Spanish midfielder signed a new one-year deal to remain at Old Trafford. The club confirmed that Mata would return on Friday, with the midfielder signing on to stay after seeing his contract with the club expire last month. Fernandes, who wore the No. 8 at Sporting CP before claiming the No. 18 at Old Trafford, says he'll now have to wait a year to retake his old number from a player he calls "an inspiration".
Euro 2020: Roy Keane Blames two Players for Portugal’s 1-0 Defeat to Belgium
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Euro 2020: Roy Keane Blames two Players for Portugal’s 1-0 Defeat to Belgium

Manchester United legend, Roy Keane has blamed Joao Felix and Bruno Fernandes for Portugal’s exit from the ongoing Euro 2020 on Sunday night. Portugal was eliminated from the European Championship against Belgium in Seville, following a first-half goal from Thorgan Hazard. There were plenty of chances for Portugal to equalize against Belgium, but Felix and Fernandes both missed their opportunities to score for Fernando Santos’s side. “I get really annoyed with it, particularly when they are quality players,” Keane said on ITV. “There is no excuse for it, seeing players leaning back and just missing the target, at least test the goalkeeper, these are top players no getting away from that. “Felix, when he came on, that guy was an imposter, he is an imposter. “He comes o...
Fernandes has ghosted for Portugal at Euro 2020 – Mourinho
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Fernandes has ghosted for Portugal at Euro 2020 – Mourinho

The midfielder has been accused of not showing up for his country amid a difficult start to the tournament Jose Mourinho has claimed Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes has ghosted at Euro 2020, taking up space on the pitch but "not playing". The Roma manager said Fernandes has "incredible potential" but isn't showing the same abilities he usually offers at club level with Manchester United. Still, Mourinho expressed hope that the player would turn up on Wednesday against France in Portugal's final group stage match.  
Euro 2020: Mourinho Names Portugal Player that has ‘Ghosted’
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Euro 2020: Mourinho Names Portugal Player that has ‘Ghosted’

Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has claimed Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes has ghosted at Euro 2020. According to him, Fernandes has taken up space on the pitch but “not playing”. Mourinho admits the Manchester United man has “incredible potential”, but isn’t showing the same abilities he usually offers at club level. “Portugal at its highest level can beat anyone,” Mourinho said on talkSPORT. “But we need to play with 11 players, in these two matches, Bruno Fernandes was on the pitch but not playing. “I hope he turns up against France because he’s a player with incredible potential.” He added: “Portugal has three fantastic attacking players, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano [Ronaldo] and [Diogo] Jota. “We need that connection, but until now Bruno is not playing.”...
Euro 2020: Ronaldo not the most valuable player in Portugal team – Bruno Fernandes
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Euro 2020: Ronaldo not the most valuable player in Portugal team – Bruno Fernandes

  Portugal playmaker, Bruno Fernandes, has said captain of the team, Cristiano Ronaldo, is not the most valuable player. Ronaldo netted a brace, as the defending champions beat Hungary 3-0 in their first Euro 2020 game on Tuesday. Yet while he may be nearing the all-time record goalscoring tally at international level, Fernandes feels his contribution to the group as a whole is what takes precedence. Discussing his captain, Fernandes told reporters: “Ronaldo is influential, as always. He is another one who wants to do his best and is making a difference.” Before adding: “The most valuable player in the national team is the ‘we’. The ‘we’ is the most important, there are many Is, but the ‘us’ is what counts.”
Kevin De Bruyne wins PFA Player of the Year award for second time in a row
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Kevin De Bruyne wins PFA Player of the Year award for second time in a row

Manchester City star, Kevin De Bruyne has become just the second player in history to win back-to-back PFA 'Player of the Year' awards. The Belgium international follows in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo in landing the gong in successive seasons. He won the award ahead of City team-mates Phil Foden, Ruben Dias, Ilkay Gundogan as well as Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes and Tottenham's Harry Kane. Speaking about the award, he said: "The fact that players chose me for this award means that I've done really well. You want to win all the trophies with the team, and this is probably the most important one as an individual trophy in the league. "To be voted by your competitors, by players you compete with every game, to choose you, that says a lot. "They're the peop...
Manchester City defender, Ruben Dias named Premier League Player of the Season
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Manchester City defender, Ruben Dias named Premier League Player of the Season

Ruben Dias has been named Premier League Player of the Season after helping Manchester City regain the title. The Portuguese defender beat his City team-mate Kevin De Bruyne and Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane to the accolade following a remarkable start to life at the Etihad. Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes, Aston Villa's Jack Grealish, West Ham's Tomas Soucek, Chelsea's Mason Mount and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah also made the shortlist.   The 24-year-old enjoyed an outstanding debut season in the Premier League after joining for £65million from Benfica last September.     His solid defensive displays helped Pep Guardiola's team stayed at the top of the table during the second half of the season and ultimately finish 12 points...
Bruno Fernandes to get New Man Utd Shirt Number
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Bruno Fernandes to get New Man Utd Shirt Number

  Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, could be handed his dream shirt number next season, the UK Mirror reports. Fernandes has worn the number 18 since he arrived from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020. The Portugal international picked the number after joining in a £46.6million deal, and has not changed since. But this summer, he could take his preferred number 8 jersey, with Juan Mata on the verge of leaving. Mata has been restricted to the role of squad player in recent years, and there is interest in him from abroad. A return to Spain has been touted, as has a move to play in Major League Soccer.
De Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, Salah and Kane make the PFA Team of the Year (See full list)
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De Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, Salah and Kane make the PFA Team of the Year (See full list)

Premier league Golden boot winner, Harry Kane, Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes and Liverpool’s Mo Salah  have made the Professional Footballer's Association (PFA) Team of the year. Premier League champions Manchester City have dominated the 2020-21 PFA Team of the Year with six members of Pep Guardiola’s squad voted into the side by their fellow professionals. Goalkeeper Ederson, defenders Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias and John Stones and midfielders Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan were the players included after City finished 12 points clear at the top of the table. Ederson won the Premier League’s Golden Glove award for the second consecutive campaign after keeping the most clean sheets (19) and the Brazilian was assisted by his defenders, including Dias who was na...
FA Cup Announces team of the Season, Snubs Iheanacho [Full list]
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FA Cup Announces team of the Season, Snubs Iheanacho [Full list]

  The Emirates FA Cup has announced the team of the 2020/21 season in a post via their Twitter handle. The 2020/21 FA Cup season ended last month with Leicester City beating Chelsea 1-0 in the final at Wembley, thanks to Youri Tielemans’s only goal of the encounter. Despite playing a key role in Leicester City’s first-ever FA Cup title, Nigerian striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, was not included in the team of the competition this year. Iheanacho scored four goals in six appearances for Leicester in FA Cup, among which include a brace against Manchester United in the quarter-final and netting the only goal in the semi-final win against Southampton. Wesley Fofana, Caglar Soyuncu, James Justin, Youri Tielemans, Bruno Fernandes, Reece James, Hakim Ziyech, Tammy Abraham, Wall...
UEL final: Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes Give one Reason Emery beat Man United
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UEL final: Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes Give one Reason Emery beat Man United

  Manchester United legends, Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand have applauded Villarreal boss, Unai Emery for successfully ‘snuffing out’ Bruno Fernandes during United’s Europa League final defeat to the Spanish outfit. Gerard Moreno put the Spaniards ahead in the first half but Edinson Cavani leveled for United to take the game to extra time. The Red Devils lost the game after a gruelling penalty shootout, with goalkeeper David de Gea missing the decisive spot-kick to keep his side on level terms. Emery seemed to have assigned Etienne Capoue with the task of nullifying Fernandes with the Portuguese having an uncharacteristically quiet evening. Scholes and Ferdinand reserved special praise for Emery for being able to deal with United’s biggest threat brilliantly. “O...
Bruno Fernandes to ouble his wages with new deal
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Bruno Fernandes to ouble his wages with new deal

Manchester United playmaker, Bruno Fernandes, is close to signing a new contract with the club, the UK Mirror report. It will see the Portugal international double his current wages, after he agreed a deal worth £200,000-per-week. Fernandes arrived at Old Trafford in January 2020 and has become one of the club’s most important players. This season, the midfielder leads United’s goal scoring charts with 28 goals and has also provided 18 assists. His current deal still has four years left to run, but United are eager to reward Fernandes after an excellent season where he played a pivotal role in sealing second place in the Premier League. The club is confident of wrapping up Fernandes’ new deal before the Euros start with the midfielder’s agent Miguel Pinto flying into Man...
EPL: 2020/21 Premier League Highest Scorers [Top 21]
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EPL: 2020/21 Premier League Highest Scorers [Top 21]

  The 2020/21 English Premier League season will come to an end on Sunday with Manchester City already crowned champions. However, the battle for who emerges the highest goal scorer is still very much on. Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane are currently joint top scorers with two games left. Both Liverpool and Tottenham stars are tied on 22 goals each going into Wednesday’s clashes against Burnley and Aston Villa respectively. DAILY POST brings you the top 20 scorers in the 2020-21 Premier League season: Harry Kane – 22 Mohamed Salah – 22 Bruno Fernandes – 18 Son Heung-Min – 17 Patrick Bamford – 16 Dominic Calvert-Lewin – 16 Jamie Vardy – 13 Ollie Watkins – 13 Alexandre Lacazette – 13 Ilkay Gündogan – 13 Callum Wilson – 12 Danny IngsIng...
Bruno Fernandes Wins Manchester United Player of the Season Award for Second Year Running
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Bruno Fernandes Wins Manchester United Player of the Season Award for Second Year Running

Bruno Fernandes has been crowned Manchester United's Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year for the second successive season. United fans across the world voted for the winner of the award and the Portuguese midfielder won by a landslide ahead of England left-back Luke Shaw and Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani. Fernandes scooped 63 percent of the votes cast compared to Shaw’s 21 percent share and Cavani’s six percent. The playmaker has enjoyed another remarkable campaign, scoring 18 times in 36 Premier League starts, claiming nine goals in Europe (Europa League) as well as a free-kick winner against Liverpool in the Emirates FA Cup. He has also contributed 11 assists in the Premier League and a further five in Europe
EPL: Bruno Fernandes Opens Up on his Biggest Man Utd Regret
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EPL: Bruno Fernandes Opens Up on his Biggest Man Utd Regret

  Manchester United playmaker, Bruno Fernandes, has admitted his biggest regret at the club, is not being able to have a conversation with legendary manager, Sir Alex Ferguson. Fernandes has become a key player for the Red Devils since he arrived from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020. But he has said he would like to sit down with Ferguson to discuss how he can reach an even higher level. When asked if he has had the opportunity to chat with Ferguson, who won 38 trophies during his 26-year reign at Old Trafford, Fernandes told Inside United: “So, that is one of my biggest regrets in the club until now. “I met him already but never had the chance to speak with him like I would like to do. ”I think everyone who watched Manchester United in the past remembers Sir Ale...
EPL: Bruno Fernandes Criticize Man United Players after 4-2 Defeat to Liverpool
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EPL: Bruno Fernandes Criticize Man United Players after 4-2 Defeat to Liverpool

  Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has criticized the Red Devils players for not playing at their best against Liverpool following their Premier League 4-2 defeat against the Reds on Thursday. Fernandes believes Man United players gave Liverpool more space during the encounter at Old Trafford, adding that the visitors used the opportunity to score. Goals from Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah ensured Liverpool defeated Man United as Fernandes and Marcus Rashford’s two goals were not enough. “We played side to side, we tried to do what we trained at,” Fernandes told MUTV. “When you go down, playing 45 minutes against a team like Liverpool, we tried to push a little more and create danger. “We gave more space to them, and they took that sp...
Liverpool Beat Man Utd in Thriller to Reignite Top-four bid
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Liverpool Beat Man Utd in Thriller to Reignite Top-four bid

Liverpool breathed new life into their bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League after a 4-2 victory in their re-scheduled game at Manchester United. The initial match on May 2 was called off as anti-Glazer protestors got into Old Trafford and onto the pitch, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team were stuck at the team hotel. United fans were once again protesting outside the ground against the Glazer family ahead of kick-off, but there were no repeats of the scenes of earlier this month. With both teams safely inside the ground, focus could turn to events on the pitch and United took an early lead when Bruno Fernandes' shot was deflected into his own net by Nat Phillips. However, Liverpool, who also had a penalty overturned after a pitchside review by referee An...
Leicester Beat Man Utd to hand Man City Title
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Leicester Beat Man Utd to hand Man City Title

Leicester breathed life into their Champions League qualification bid with a 2-1 victory at Manchester United which confirmed Manchester City as Premier League champions. Luke Thomas' sumptuous first Premier League goal saw Leicester strike first against a much-changed United, who were playing the second of three games in a congested five-day period. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had made 10 changes, but his makeshift United side hit back five minutes later as Mason Greenwood continued his red-hot form with an instinctive equaliser. Leicester improved drastically in the second half and deservedly regained the lead through Caglar Soyuncu's towering header, and, despite introducing Edinson Cavani, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes, there was no way back for United. United's defeat c...
EPL: Man Utd’s Penalty Against Aston Villa Described as “Pathetic”
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EPL: Man Utd’s Penalty Against Aston Villa Described as “Pathetic”

Aston Villa manager, Dean Smith, has slammed the decision to award Manchester United a penalty as they lost 3-1 on Sunday. Bertrand Traore gave the hosts the lead, before United equalized with a Bruno Fernandes penalty after the break. The spot kick was awarded after Paul Pogba fell under a challenge from Douglas Luiz. But Smith was left angry by the referee’s call, especially after Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling was denied a penalty under similar situations against Chelsea on Saturday. “The penalty decision affected us more than it did them. “I don’t think anybody knows, everybody is confused how Raheem Sterling can go through and have four or five touches on him last night and not get a penalty. Then one touch here and it is a penalty. “It looked a pathetic decis...
Ole Delighted to Deny City | Maguire Injury Concern
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Ole Delighted to Deny City | Maguire Injury Concern

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says denying Manchester City their title party on Sunday was the best part about Manchester United's 3-1 win at Aston Villa. United came from behind once again to win all three points at Villa Park thanks to second-half goals from Bruno Fernandes (pen), Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani, meaning City still need three points to secure the Premier League title. If United lose to either Leicester (Tuesday) or Liverpool (Thursday), or drop points in both games, City will be crowned champions, and even if United go on winning, City can still win the title by taking matters into their own hands by beating Newcastle on Friday night. But Solskjaer was glad not to arrive in Manchester on Sunday evening to a party on the blue side of the city. "That's a good thi...
Fernandes warns Man Utd that Europa League win ‘still not enough’ but does see progress at Old Trafford
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Fernandes warns Man Utd that Europa League win ‘still not enough’ but does see progress at Old Trafford

Bruno Fernandes has warned Manchester United that winning the Europa League is "still not enough" for a club of their stature, with any trophy collected this season needing to be the first of many. An ambitious Portuguese playmaker has never shied away from the fact that he wants to return the Red Devils to the loftiest of perches in domestic and continental competition. That means chasing down Premier League and Champions League crowns, with a talismanic presence at Old Trafford eager to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side build on the positive progress that has been made in 2020-21.
UEL: What Solskjaer told us at half-time During 6-2 win Over Roma – Bruno Fernandes
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UEL: What Solskjaer told us at half-time During 6-2 win Over Roma – Bruno Fernandes

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told his players to remain calm at half-time ahead of their Europa League semi-final fightback against Roma on Thursday night. This was revealed by midfielder, Bruno Fernandes who scored twice during the game at Old Trafford. Man United were down 2-1 at the break but came back energised in the second half to thrash the Italian outfit 6-2. The other scorers in the game were Edinson Cavani (2), Paul Pogba (1) and Mason Greenwood also netting one. Roma’s goals came through Lorenzo Pellegrini and former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko. The Portuguese midfielder said the turnaround came because United kept their cool and were aware that they had the second half and another full 90 minutes to turn the semi-final on its ...
UEL: UEFA Includes Chukwueze, Pogba, Pepe, others in Europa League team [Full list]
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UEL: UEFA Includes Chukwueze, Pogba, Pepe, others in Europa League team [Full list]

  Nigerian winger, Samuel Chukwueze, has been included in the UEFA Europa League team of this week. UEFA released the Europa League team in a post via its official website on Friday following the conclusion of the semi-final first-leg fixtures on Thursday night. Chukwueze helped Villarreal to beat Arsenal 2-1 in the Europa League encounter on Thursday in Spain. The 21-year-old made the list alongside Arsenal’s Nicolas Pépé and Manchester United stars, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Edinson Cavani, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw. Below is the UEFA Europa League team after the conclusion of the first-leg last-4 games: Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno (Arsenal) Defenders: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United) Harry Maguire (Manchester United) Raúl Albiol ...
UEL: He Contributed Nothing – Paul Scholes Blasts Man United Star after 6-2 win Over Roma
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UEL: He Contributed Nothing – Paul Scholes Blasts Man United Star after 6-2 win Over Roma

  Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has blasted midfielder, Fred, for his part in AS Roma’s second goal during the Red Devils’ UEFA Europa League, UEL, 6-2 win at Old Trafford on Thursday night. Scholes said Fred contributed nothing for Man United against Roma, adding that the Brazilian was ‘left wanting’ in the win over the Italian Serie A side. Man United defeated Roma in the Europa League semi-final first-leg tie at home, thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes, Edinson (2), Cavani (2), Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood. “That is what Fred is in the team for, he’s in the team to stop this type of thing,” Scholes told BT Sport when analysing Roma’s second goal. “From their best midfield player, he gets in behind them [Man United’s defence]. “Fred… please stop t...
Solskjaer Explains Man Utd Row Between Fred and Maguire During Draw at Leeds
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Solskjaer Explains Man Utd Row Between Fred and Maguire During Draw at Leeds

The duo had a disagreement on the pitch in the second half of the 0-0 stalemate at Elland Road Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Harry Maguire and Fred’s on-pitch argument during the goalless draw against Leeds came from the Manchester United players demanding the best from each other. The pair could be heard having an expletive-ridden rant in the second half at Elland Road over what appeared to be positioning. But, speaking after the match, Solskjaer said it was all part of the mentality of his players, who always strive for the best. What has Solskjaer said? The United boss said: “We have got a group that demands a lot of each other. The standard is high, both on training and in a game, it is not just about being a nice guy. “We demand maximum effort. I was really proud of how ...
Bruno Fernandes, Ander Herrera, Dejan Lovren and Mesut Ozil hits out at European Super League plans by claiming ‘dreams cannot be bought’
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Bruno Fernandes, Ander Herrera, Dejan Lovren and Mesut Ozil hits out at European Super League plans by claiming ‘dreams cannot be bought’

  Manchester United star Bruno Feranandes has become the most high-profile player to speak out against plans for a European Super League, saying 'dreams cannot be bought'. The Red Devils were one of 12 teams to sensationally announce their own new breakaway tournament which will eclipse UEFA's Champions League that will start 'as soon as is practicable'. The twelve teams, which include all of England's Big Six clubs, will be part of a mega-rich league that will see 15 out of the 20 competing sides automatically qualify for the competition on a yearly basis. Wolves player Daniel Podence posted an emotional post slamming the talks, with Fernandes sharing the winger's post and captioned it, 'Dreams cannot be buy (bought).' Podence's original post read: 'The Ball. The Song....
Greenwood double helps Man Utd past Burnley
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Greenwood double helps Man Utd past Burnley

Mason Greenwood's double and Edinson Cavani's late strike gave Manchester United their fifth straight Premier League win as they beat Burnley 3-1 to move within eight points of leaders Man City. The first half was frantic but goalless, and it was United who took the lead just after the break through Greenwood (48), smashing home at the far post from Marcus Rashford's centre and a clever Bruno Fernandes dummy. Burnley were level just 114 seconds later as James Tarkowski rose highest from an Ashley Westwood corner (50), but Greenwood got his second, finding the near post at the right of the box from a deflected shot off Jack Cork (85). Half-time sub Edinson Cavani converted Donny van de Beek's centre at close range for 3-1 in stoppage time (90+3), and the result means that, with...
Bruno Fernandes Cannot Defend – Pogba
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Bruno Fernandes Cannot Defend – Pogba

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has hailed his team-mate Bruno Fernandes, but jokingly questioned the Portugal international’s ability to defend. Fernandes has taken United to a different level, since he joined from Sporting CP in January 2020. Together with Pogba, Fernandes has propelled Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men to second place in the Premier League and the Europa League semi-finals. “I enjoy playing with Bruno (Fernandes). He is someone who understands the game and understands the movement that will give you a beautiful pass, he can finish too. “He’s all over the place, he can do everything really, except defending! “But really, it’s always a joy to play him, to understand him. He understands me well, he can take my position. “I can take his po...
Solskjaer Laments as Man United Lose 3 top Players for Return leg against Granada
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Solskjaer Laments as Man United Lose 3 top Players for Return leg against Granada

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be without three of his key players for the return leg of their Europa League quarter-finals clash against Granada next week United won the first leg 2-0 in Spain with goals from Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes but Solskjaer noted that it was “not a perfect night” after three bookings ruled out three players through suspension. Manchester United look well set for a place in the semi-finals after goals in each half from Rashford and Fernandes secured a 2-0 victory against the Spanish side. However, defender, Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw will not be available for next week’s return game after they all picked up bookings. Speaking with BT Sport after the game, Solskjaer said he was happy with th...
Rashford is a blessing to Man United – Owen Hargreaves
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Rashford is a blessing to Man United – Owen Hargreaves

  Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves, has described Marcus Rashford as a blessing to the club after their Europa League victory over Granada. Rashford fired United in front in the first-half to set the English side on their way to a comfortable 2-0 win in the first leg of their quarter-final tie. Bruno Fernandes scored the second from the penalty spot for United, who now have one foot in the Europa League semi-finals. “Marcus Rashford has been absolutely fantastic, he’s been magic for Manchester United,” Hargreaves told BT Sport. “He looks like he prefers that position off the left-hand side where he can run into space. “He just gives Manchester United so much. His touch is good, he can run in behind or come short. Marcus is a blessing for this ...
Solskjaer Names 3 Players that helped Man United Beat Granada 2-0 in Spain
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Solskjaer Names 3 Players that helped Man United Beat Granada 2-0 in Spain

  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has singled out Victor Lindelof, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes for special praise after Manchester United beat Spanish side, Granada 2-0 in the Europa League on Thursday. The 2-0 away win gave the Premier League giants a huge advantage towards the semi-finals. Lindelof assisted Marcus Rashford for the first goal with his superb through ball on 31 minutes. And Bruno Fernandes won and scored a late penalty to make it 2-0 for the Red Devils in the first leg of the quarter-final ties. The second leg takes place at Old Trafford next week and the winners will face either Ajax or Porto in the semi-finals. Solskjaer was asked whether there was a player he was particularly impressed with and he said, “Yeah definitely, Victor. “He kept us gl...
Marcus Rashford equals Bobby Charlton’s 56-year-old record after scoring in Man United’s 2-0 win over Granada
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Marcus Rashford equals Bobby Charlton’s 56-year-old record after scoring in Man United’s 2-0 win over Granada

Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford has cemented a place in the history books of the club after scoring in the 2-0 win over Granada in the quarter-final of the Europa League on Thursday night, April 8. The 56-year-old Manchester United record was set by Sir Bobby Charlton but on Thursday night, April 8, Rashford put United 1-0 up against the Spanish outfit in the first leg of their quarter-final tie at Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes . The 23-year-old's strike in continental competition has seen him emulate former Red Devils midfielder Bobby Charlton. Rashford is now the first English player to score eight goals in Europe in one season since Charlton way back in the 1964-65 season. Rashford had recorded six goals in the Champions League and just one in the Europa L...
Premier League’s Top Earners Revealed [Top 25]
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Premier League’s Top Earners Revealed [Top 25]

  The top earners in the English Premier League, EPL, have been revealed. According to the latest figures provided by Spotrac, Real Madrid loanee, Gareth Bale, tops the list with £600,000-per-week. Behind Bale is Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea, who earns £375,000-per-week. Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne occupies the third position with £350,000-per-week after the Belgium international signed a new contract with Pep Guardiola’s side on Wednesday. De Bruyne signed a new contract with Man City that will keep him at Etihad until 2025. Below are Premier League’s top earners: 25. Kepa Arrizabalaga – £150,000-per-week 24. Bruno Fernandes – £154,286-per-week 23. Juan Mata – £160,000-per-week 22. Harry Maguire – £162,775-per-week 21. Virgil v...
Serbia vs Portugal: Man United’s Matic Mocks Bruno Fernandes, Ronaldo over Disallowed Goal
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Serbia vs Portugal: Man United’s Matic Mocks Bruno Fernandes, Ronaldo over Disallowed Goal

Manchester United midfielder, Nemanja Matic, has mocked his club’s teammate and Portugal international, Bruno Fernandes over Cristiano Ronaldo’s disallowed goal during Portugal’s World Cup qualification game against Serbia. Fernandes returned to Manchester United’s training ground earlier after he was shown a yellow card during the match against Serbia and was suspended for yesterday’s clash against Luxembourg. On the other hand, Matic retired from the Serbian national team last year and watched the game between his country and Portugal from Old Trafford. Ronaldo flung his captain armband on the ground and stormed off the pitch before full-time of his side’s 2-2 draw against Serbia on Saturday evening, after his last minute winner was disallowed by the match officials. The ...
Solskjaer Refuses to Sign Player for Man United over Haircut
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Solskjaer Refuses to Sign Player for Man United over Haircut

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that he had turned down signing a football star for Manchester United because of the player’s haircut. The Norwegian gaffer says he pays just as much attention to the player’s mentality, character and background. Solskjaer said that he cut short the scouting mission on one of the players he wanted to sign for United because of the player’s Mohican hairstyle. “I once went to see a player and as he walked out of the dressing room through the tunnel he had a Mohican (hairstyle),’ Solskjaer told Sky Sports. “I said to my scout: ‘Nah let’s go home, not interested.’ That was a very short scouting trip.” Solskjaer has signed over 20 players for Manchester United, including Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Bruno Fernande...
Why I Benched Bruno Fernandes in Man United’s Defeat Against Leicester – Solskjaer
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Why I Benched Bruno Fernandes in Man United’s Defeat Against Leicester – Solskjaer

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has explained why he benched Bruno Fernandes in his side’s FA Cup 3-1 defeat against Leicester City on Sunday. Solskjaer said he benched Fernandes against Leicester because the midfielder is ‘not inhuman’ amid the hectic fixture schedule so far. Kelechi Iheanacho’s brace and a strike from Youri Tielemans ensured Leicester knocked out Man United from the FA Cup at the King Power Stadium. Explaining his decision to bench Fernandes, Solskjaer said in his post-match press conference, “Every team selection has reasons behind it. “Bruno has played very, very much football. He broke all his records on Thursday night [at the San Siro] physically statistically, and the boy is not inhuman. “He’s also a human being. He’s played a game e...
Gary Neville Names Only two creative players at Man United
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Gary Neville Names Only two creative players at Man United

Former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, has suggested that the club only have two creative players, Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba. According to Neville, Fernandes and Pogba are the only players at Man United that may open up defences in tight situations, while the rest players need space to do that. He said this following Man United’s Premier League 1-0 victory over West Ham United on Sunday night at Old Trafford. Neville told Sky Sports, “You know how Man Utd are. They struggle to break down teams. They have got to be better against teams in those deep blocks with ten men behind the ball. That is where the next stage is. “It is about being more higher quality in the final third. There are more organised and compact teams around now, especially teams in the botto...
Bruno Fernandes Defends Cristiano Ronaldo as Juventus Crash Out
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Bruno Fernandes Defends Cristiano Ronaldo as Juventus Crash Out

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has defended Cristiano Ronaldo after the 36-year-old was criticized following Juventus’s Champions League exit. Juventus were eliminated from the Champions League by Porto on Tuesday night in Turin. Ronaldo, who had little impact during the encounter, was heavily criticized for turning his back on Sergio Oliveira‘s free-kick, which ensured Porto knocked out Andrea Pirlo’s side from the competition. However, reacting to the development ahead of Man United’s Europa League clash with AC Milan on Thursday night, Fernandes, a fellow compatriot with Ronaldo, said the Portugal captain could not be held solely accountable for Juventus’s recent poor form in the Champions League. “Cristiano is one of the greats in football history,” Fern...
Man Utd vs AC Milan: Bruno Fernandes ‘refusing’ to sign new Man Utd contract
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Man Utd vs AC Milan: Bruno Fernandes ‘refusing’ to sign new Man Utd contract

Bruno Fernandes is refusing to put pen to paper on a new five-year contract at Manchester United, unless he is given assurances about future transfer plans, the UK Sun reports. Fernandes has become one of United’s most important players since joining from Sporting Lisbon in January 2019. The Portugal international has scored 35 goals and provided 21 assists in 63 appearances in all competitions. Fernandes, 26, signed a five-and-a-half year deal worth £100,000-a-week when he joined United and he has been offered a new five-year contract which would see his wages increase to £200,000-a-week. However, it is believed that Fernandes wants to know how the club plans to continue making progress before he commits. United will continue their hunt for silverware this Thursday, whe...
Paul Scholes Heaps Praise On Manchester United Pair Fred, Scott Mctominay
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Paul Scholes Heaps Praise On Manchester United Pair Fred, Scott Mctominay

Paul Scholes has praised Fred and Scott McTominay for their display against Manchester City, insisting that their midfield partnership was key to Manchester United's 2-0 win. United claimed bragging rights in Sunday's derby clash at the Etihad Stadium through an early Bruno Fernandes penalty and a strike from Luke Shaw early in the second half. City entered the game on a 21-game winning streak in all competitions, and unbeaten in their last 28, but their biggest attacking threats were neutralised by the Red Devils. Scholes was particularly impressed with holding-midfield pair Fred and McTominay, with lots of United's best work coming when their opponents had possession. "A big thing was getting the midfield right against Manchester City," Scholes told Premier League Product...
Guardiola Reacts as Man United Defeat Man City at Etihad
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Guardiola Reacts as Man United Defeat Man City at Etihad

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has reacted to his side’s Premier League 2-0 defeat against Manchester United on Sunday. Guardiola insisted that Man City were not “clinical” enough in attacking areas against Man United, adding that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side was so fast on the counter attack. Man United defeated Man City at Etihad, thanks to two goals from Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw. Despite the defeat, City are still on top of the Premier League table with 11 points ahead of second place, Man United, after 28 games. “It was a fantastic game. United make incredibly high pressing, and they are so fast on the counter. We played well. Unfortunately, we couldn’t be clinical upfront, so we congratulate United, ” Guardiola told Sky Sports. “We will be the news because...
Solskjaer Hails Martial, Shaw after Man United Defeated Man City
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Solskjaer Hails Martial, Shaw after Man United Defeated Man City

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has singled out Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw for praise following his side’s 2-0 win over Manchester City in Sunday’s Premier League derby at Etihad. According to Solskjaer, both Martial and Shaw were fantastic against Man City during the encounter. Man United ended Man City’s long unbeaten run, thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes and Shaw. The result means Man United are now 11 points behind Pep Guardiola’s side on the Premier League table. “I thought Anthony was absolutely superb today. He was more of the Anthony of old,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports after the game. “He turns, gets hold of it, and to think he was a doubt this morning! Until two hours before the game, until after the warm-up, to be fair, I wasn’t sure if he w...
Manchester City’s run of 21 Successive Victories is Over as Manchester United Beat them 2-0 at the Etihad
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Manchester City’s run of 21 Successive Victories is Over as Manchester United Beat them 2-0 at the Etihad

Manchester City's 21 game unbeaten streak was struck out by their eternal rivals, Manchester United. On Sunday night, March 7, Bruno Fernandes and a man of the match performance from Luke Shaw was enough to see off premier league table leaders Manchester City . United claimed a famous and surprising win and continued their run away from home to an impressive 22 league games unbeaten. More importantly they returned to second in the table, bolstering their hopes of claiming Champions League qualification and also set a standard they have to maintain if they are going to challenge next season. United may not be closing the gap on City just yet – even if it is now down to 11 points - but taking four points this season from the leading team should be some encouragement with sev...
Man Utd to Pay £4.2m if Bruno Fernandes Wins PFA Player of the Year
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Man Utd to Pay £4.2m if Bruno Fernandes Wins PFA Player of the Year

  Manchester United will pay £4.2million to Sporting Lisbon, if Bruno Fernandes wins the PFA Player of the Year award, the Times reports. Fernandes is one of the big favourites to win the accolade after a stunning season for the Red Devils. The Portuguese has scored 22 goals and contributed 12 assists in all competitions. No player has registered more than his 25 goals involvements in the Premier League. Fernandes joined from Sporting for an initial £46.6million in January, 2020. As part of the deal to prise him from Portugal, United also agreed to a number of add-ons worth many millions each. Sporting will be entitled to another €5million (4.2m) if Fernandes is named PFA Player of the Year.
Guardiola Identifies Five Man Utd Players who will be Threats to Man City
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Guardiola Identifies Five Man Utd Players who will be Threats to Man City

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has named playmaker Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Dan James and Edinson Cavani, as the biggest threats in Manchester United’s team, ahead of Sunday’s Derby. Guardiola feels United are “so strong in all departments”, but named Fernandes and Cavani as players to watch out for. Both Manchester clubs face each other with City looking to maintain their 28-match unbeaten run. United, however, are on a 21-match unbeaten streak in away Premier League matches. “They are so strong in all departments. “Defensively. Bruno Fernandes, the speed upfront with [Dan] James, [Marcus] Rashford, [Anthony] Martial. “The experience of Cavani, a player I admire the most for what he’s done with his career. It’s Manchester ...

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