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Danny Murphy questions Man Utd over Van de Beek transfer
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Danny Murphy questions Man Utd over Van de Beek transfer

Former Liverpool player, Danny Murphy, has questioned Manchester United for signing Donny van de Beek. Van de Beek has endured a frustrating spell at Man United following his £35 million move from Ajax in the summer of 2020. The Netherlands international has scored just once in 39 appearances for Man United. The midfielder is yet to start a Premier League match for the Red Devils this season and has been heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford ahead of the January transfer window. Asked about Van de Beek’s situation at Man United, Murphy told the Daily Mail: “Who bought him? Was it a bit of public relations because he was one of the few well-known names available at the time? “Sometimes you sign a player and when they turn up, he doesn’t tick the boxes you expect...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Solskjaer’s squad for EPL clash confirmed
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Solskjaer’s squad for EPL clash confirmed

The Manchester United duo of Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford are among the players that checked into The Lowry Hotel on Saturday, ahead of today’s clash with Liverpool. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had said earlier in the week that the two players are in doubt for the game, after they picked up knocks in their Champions League fixture in midweek. Rashford scored against Atalanta on Wednesday before suffering a dead leg. Fernandes played the entire 90 minutes in the 3-2 win over the Italian club, but Solskjaer admitted he was a “doubt” for the visit of the Reds. Like Rashford and Fernandes, midfielder Fred is facing a late fitness test before he can be involved against Liverpool due to a thigh injury. Among those who also appeared to be absent from The Lowry Hotel were ...
Man Utd suffer major injury doubt ahead of Liverpool clash
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Man Utd suffer major injury doubt ahead of Liverpool clash

Manchester United are sweating over the fitness of Bruno Fernandes ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash against Liverpool, the UK Sun reports. Fernandes was seen “limping heavily” during a warm down session following United’s 3-2 win against Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday night. It would be a huge blow for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if the 27-year-old is eventually ruled out of the crunch game. United have not won their last three Premier League fixtures and the comeback victory over Atalanta only bought under pressure Solskjaer more time. If the Red Devils lose to Liverpool on Sunday, they would fall seven points behind their fierce rivals after nine league matches. Fernandes has scored four goals in 12 appearances in all competitions for United so far ...
Bruno Fernandes states Man Utd players’ position on Solskjaer as manager
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Bruno Fernandes states Man Utd players’ position on Solskjaer as manager

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has insisted that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the full backing of the players. Solskjaer is under contract at Old Trafford until 2024 but has been under fire after a few disappointing results. Early elimination from the Carabao Cup and unconvincing displays in both the Premier League and Champions League have raised concerns about the manager. But after a 3-2 win over Atalanta in the Champions League on Tuesday, Fernandes told Brazil’s TNT Sports: “Of course, obviously, he is our coach. We follow him every day. We show that. We follow his ideas and we will continue to do so. “We believe in our coach and our staff… we need to do what the coach tells us because our coach is the maximum exponent of what we must respect. He has ...
Man United vs Atalanta: Solskjaer regrets signing Ronaldo – Neville
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Man United vs Atalanta: Solskjaer regrets signing Ronaldo – Neville

Manchester United legend, Gary Neville, has reckoned that the club’s boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would admit privately that Cristiano Ronaldo should not have joined the club this season. According to Neville, Solskjaer would rather manage last season’s Manchester United squad. The Portuguese forward made the sensational return to Manchester United this summer to help the Red Devils fight for titles. Ronaldo has helped the club escape some scary moments this season but has been unable to save them from sliding out of the top four. “I thought that last season’s there was something building. I think if you asked him privately ‘Would like last season’s squad back?’ I think he probably would go back,” He told Monday Night Football on Sky Sports, “They have got six grenades where...
Gary Neville blasts Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes for moaning at Man Utd team-mates
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Gary Neville blasts Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes for moaning at Man Utd team-mates

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville has slammed Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes for moaning and ‘flailing their arms’ at their team-mates during their 4-2 defeat to Leicester. Neville, speaking on Monday Night Football, said both players were doing “nothing” in the match. The Red Devils have now lost four of their last seven matches in all competitions, piling yet more pressure on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Neville said: “I don’t think this is a Paul Pogba problem. The reason I say that is that on Saturday I watched Ronaldo and Fernandes up front, nothing. “I saw them flailing their arms a few times at a couple of their team-mates which I didn’t like. That needs to stop!” United welcome Atalanta next in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Brendan Rodgers names five dangerous Man Utd players after Leicester’s 4-2 win
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Brendan Rodgers names five dangerous Man Utd players after Leicester’s 4-2 win

Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, has named five Manchester United players that would have caused them problems if they did not stay concentrated. The Foxes pulled off a 4-2 victory over United on Saturday. Rodgers made it clear that the Red Devils were more than Cristiano Ronaldo, who returned to Old Trafford this summer. According to him, other players like Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford pose as much threat. “Cristiano’s game has changed over the last number of years, from being a dribbler to being this incredible goal scorer where most of his goals come from inside the box, so that’s how it’s going to be for him at times in the game. “You’ve got to worry about more than him because you’ve got Bruno Fernandes on the back of scor...
Gary Neville names five Man Utd players that shouldn’t be starting together
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Gary Neville names five Man Utd players that shouldn’t be starting together

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville has named Cristiano Ronaldo among five Red Devils players that should not be starting together. According to Neville, Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes should not be starting together for Man United because they lacked ‘workhorses’. The former defender said this while reacting to Man United’s Premier League 4-2 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday. Leicester defeated Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at the King Power Stadium, thanks to goals from Youri Tielemans, Caglar Soyuncu, Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka. “Their performances are nowhere near good enough, at the moment when they play half-decent teams, they are going to struggle,” Neville told Sky Sports. “The performances have been shoddy all ...
How Bruno Fernandes reportedly disobeyed Solskjaer’s order to leave penalty for Ronaldo
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How Bruno Fernandes reportedly disobeyed Solskjaer’s order to leave penalty for Ronaldo

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, took the penalty in their 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa despite being instructed to leave it for Cristiano Ronaldo, according to The Transfer Window podcast. It was United’s first loss of the new Premier League campaign. Fernandes placed the ball on the spot with Villa a goal up and blazed his effort over the bar. Following Ronaldo’s return to United, many expected the 36-year-old to take over penalty duty from his compatriot. Solskjaer had instructed that Ronaldo take any penalty ahead of their clash with Villa, but Fernandes took it upon himself to step up. “Very interesting interaction between the Aston Villa goalkeeper, the penalty kick specialist, Emiliano Martinez, and Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo. One of the things...
Cristiano Ronaldo makes fresh promise after scoring hat-trick in Portugal’s win over Luxembourg
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Cristiano Ronaldo makes fresh promise after scoring hat-trick in Portugal’s win over Luxembourg

Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo has promised to “always be looking for more and more and more” after scoring a hat-trick in Portugal’s World Cup qualifier 5-0 win over Luxembourg on Tuesday. Ronaldo scored his 58th career hat-trick, his 10th for Portugal as Fernando Santos’s men thrashed Luxembourg at Estádio Algarve. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner scored two penalties within five minutes in the first half before completing the treble in the second half after Bruno Fernandes and Joao Palhinha had also scored for Portugal. The victory means Portugal are now one point behind Group A leaders Serbia, though they have a game in hand. “Another victory, another step towards our goal, another historic night in defence of our colours! “Everything becomes easier when we play a...
2021 Ballon D’Or: Messi, Jorginho, Lewandowski make 30-man nominees [Full list]
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2021 Ballon D’Or: Messi, Jorginho, Lewandowski make 30-man nominees [Full list]

The official 30-man shortlist for this year’s Men Ballon D’Or award has been released by the organizers, France Football, on Friday. It is dominated by the Premier League, with 14 of the players plying their trade in England’s topflight. There are five players from Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s LaLiga, while France has four players. Lionel Messi remains the favourite to win the prize on November 29. The 34-year-old scored 38 goals in 47 games last season, helping guide Barcelona to the Copa del Rey before winning the Copa America with his country this summer. FULL LIST: Premier League: Cesar Azpilicueta, Kevin de Bruyne, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruben Dias, Bruno Fernandes, Phil Foden, Jorginho, Harry Kane, N’Golo Kanté, Romelu Lukaku, Riyad Mahrez, Mason Mount, Mohamed Salah...
Ronaldo forced to wait as Fernandes reveals he was Man Utd’s penalty taker against Villarreal
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Ronaldo forced to wait as Fernandes reveals he was Man Utd’s penalty taker against Villarreal

The Portuguese has confirmed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will decide who takes the spot-kicks before each match Bruno Fernandes has revealed that he was Manchester United's designated penalty taker for the 2-1 win over Villarreal on Wednesday night despite his shocking miss from the spot against Aston Villa. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to keep faith in the Portuguese, who would've stepped up had United been awarded a spot-kick in the victory over Unai Emery's side. It had been suggested that Cristiano Ronaldo would take charge of penalties from now on after Fernandes ballooned over the bar late on against Villa on September 25, but it appears Solskjaer will decide the taker on a game-by-game basis.  
Premier League top scorers so far [Top 16]
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Premier League top scorers so far [Top 16]

Following the conclusion of the Premier League match-day six on Monday night where Crystal Palace played a 1-1 draw with Brighton at Selhurst Park Stadium, below are currently the highest goal scorers chasing the Golden Boot in the league. West Ham’s Michail Antonio, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy are currently the top scorers in the Premier League with five goals each. Behind Antonio, Salah and Vardy are Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes and Watford’s Ismaila Sarr and Brighton’s Neal Maupay. Premier League top scorers: 5 goals: Michail Antonio (West Ham), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) and Jamie Vardy (Leicester City). 4 goals: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Ismaila Sarr (Watford) and Neal Maupay (Brighton). 3 goals: Dominic Calvert-Lewin...
EPL: Sack Solskjaer like Chelsea did with Lampard – Jamie O’Hara tells Man Utd
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EPL: Sack Solskjaer like Chelsea did with Lampard – Jamie O’Hara tells Man Utd

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Jamie O’Hara, has urged Manchester United to sack their manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, just as Chelsea sacked Frank Lampard in January and replaced him with Thomas Tuchel. O’Hara gave Man United the advice while reacting to the Red Devils’ Premier League 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa at Old Trafford over the weekend. According to him, Man United need to ‘cut ties’ with Solskjaer as he won’t make them title contenders this season, despite their star names like Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani. Man United are only a point off the top of the Premier League table so far this season, but O’Hara can’t see them mounting a serious title challenge before the end of the current campaign “Disappointing from ...
Bruno Fernandes vows to continue taking Man Utd penalties after Villa miss
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Bruno Fernandes vows to continue taking Man Utd penalties after Villa miss

Bruno Fernandes has vowed not to shy away from taking penalties for Manchester United in the future, following his miss against Aston Villa on Saturday. With United losing 1-0 at Old Trafford, the hosts were given a chance to clinch one point. Referee Mike Dean awarded a spot-kick for handball against Kortney Hause and Fernandes stepped up to take it. However, the Portugal midfielder sent his effort into the stands, as United tasted defeat for the first time this season. Amid calls for Cristiano Ronaldo to take over the penalty duties from him, Fernandes has said he will be ready next time. He wrote on Instagram: “Criticism and contrasting opinions are a big part of football. I’ve learned to live with it, even using them to drive me on, and I consider it all a very importa...
EPL: No excuses for penalty miss – Bruno Fernandes breaks silence
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EPL: No excuses for penalty miss – Bruno Fernandes breaks silence

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has said he has “no excuses” for his penalty miss against Aston Villa on Saturday. Fernandes had the chance to steal a point for United, after referee Mike Dean punished Kortney Hause for handball inside the area. However, the Portugal international blazed the ball over the post, as United lost for the first time this season. The 27-year-old has now taken to his Twitter page to apologize to fans and promised to “be ready next time”. Fernandes wrote: “No excuses for my penalty miss today. “I’m my biggest critic, but as always, I’ll use it to drive me forward. “More than my disappointment though, the team’s loss today is the most important. I’ll be ready next time.”
Man Utd told to avoid Conte if Solskjaer is sacked after Aston Villa defeat
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Man Utd told to avoid Conte if Solskjaer is sacked after Aston Villa defeat

Nollywood actress, Uche Jombo, has called on Manchester United to sack manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, following a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday. Kortney Hause’s header proved to be the winner at Old Trafford in the early kick-off. United however had the chance to get a share of the points, but Bruno Fernandes blasted a late penalty over the bar. It is the second successive defeat for Solskjaer this week, after they were dumped out of the Carabao Cup in midweek by West Ham. Jombo wants the club to sack the Norwegian, but asked them to avoid former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss, Antonio Conte. She tweeted: “I think it’s time for Ole to leave. “But who will replace him? Nobody should mention Conte here.”
Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Solskjaer reveals who to blame for Fernandes’ missed penalty
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Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Solskjaer reveals who to blame for Fernandes’ missed penalty

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has blamed Aston Villa players for Bruno Fernandes missing a late penalty in Saturday’s early kick-off. The Red Devils were losing 1-0 thanks to Kortney Hause’s header, when the spot kick was awarded. Referee Mike Dean pointed to the spot following Hause’s handball in the area. With Cristiano Ronaldo still on the pitch, Bruno Fernandes placed the ball and blasted it over, to ensure Villa left with maximum points. When asked about the incident after the game, Solskjaer said: “First of all, the way they (Aston Villa players) get round the penalty spot and Bruno, that is not to my liking. “Bruno is always good from those positions, but unfortunately he missed this one.”
Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Solskjaer reveals why Fernandes took penalty instead of Ronaldo
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Man Utd vs Aston Villa: Solskjaer reveals why Fernandes took penalty instead of Ronaldo

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed that Bruno Fernandes took the penalty against Aston Villa, because “the decision was made before the game”. The Red Devils’ unbeaten start to this season ended on Saturday, thanks to a 1-0 defeat against the Midlands club at Old Trafford. Kortney Hause headed in a corner before giving away a late penalty, as referee Mike Dean penalized him for handball. However, with Cristiano Ronaldo still on the pitch, Fernandes took responsibility and blasted the ball into the stands. When asked if Fernandes was first choice to take the spot kick, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “Yes. The decision was made before the game.” The result leaves United in fourth place with 13 points.
Hause the hero after Bruno penalty howler
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Hause the hero after Bruno penalty howler

Bruno Fernandes missed a stoppage-time penalty as Aston Villa prevented Manchester United moving top of the Premier League with a deserved 1-0 victory at Old Trafford. Just when it seemed a catalogue of missed gilt-edged chances would cost Villa a first win at Old Trafford since 2009, defender Kortney Hause broke the deadlock two minutes from time with a brilliant near-post header past a helpless David de Gea. In a dramatic late finale, Hause went from hero to villain in the space of three minutes when he was adjudged to have blocked substitute Edinson Cavani's header with his arm in added time. VAR upheld the contentious on-field decision but Villa justice was served when penalty specialist Fernandes - having kept the ball from Cristiano Ronaldo - blazed woefully over the targe...
EPL: Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 5 [See top 20]
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EPL: Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 5 [See top 20]

West Ham forward Michail Antonio, Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes and Mohammed Salah of Liverpool are top of the Premier League scoring chart after Week 5 games. The three players all have four goals each. Salah drew level with Antonio and Fernandes, after scoring in their 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. Said Benrahma (West Ham), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Ismaila Sarr (Watford), Neal Maupay (Brighton) and Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) all moved up to three goals last weekend. Premier League top scorers: 4 goals: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Michail Antonio (West Ham), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) 3 goals: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), Demarai Gray (Everton), Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea), Said Benrahma (Wes...
Details of Bruno Fernandes’ new deal revealed
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Details of Bruno Fernandes’ new deal revealed

Bruno Fernandes is close to extending his contract with Manchester United, according to the UK Sun. It will be a five-year deal for the Portugal midfielder and a raise to more than £250,000 a week. Fernandes joined United from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020 for a fee that could rise to almost £70m. However, he has remained on the same terms he initially signed for, despite coming a kind of talisman at Old Trafford. Since his arrival, Fernandes has scored 44 times in 85 matches. Manchester United have renewed the contracts of Mason Greenwood, Scott McTominay, Dean Henderson and Eric Bailly. But negotiations with Fernandes have proved a little more complex. However, it is understood that he “is near to putting pen to paper”.
Man Utd list three Managers that Could Replace Solskjaer
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Man Utd list three Managers that Could Replace Solskjaer

Manchester United have identified three managers that could replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to the UK Mirror. The Norwegian is under pressure following a 2-1 defeat to Young Boys in the Champions League. Solskjaer’s decisions during the match have been widely criticised, as he took off Jadon Sancho for Diogo Dalot after Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off. Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes were substituted with 20 minutes left, when the game was still 1-1. United have now lost seven of their 11 Champions League matches under Solskjaer and there are already calls for the Norwegian to be replaced. And there are three obvious candidates who could be available. They are: Antonio Conte, Zinedine Zidane and Brendan Rodgers. Conte and Zidane are immedia...
Ole Explains Ronaldo, Fernandes subs after Man Utd defeat
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Ole Explains Ronaldo, Fernandes subs after Man Utd defeat

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained why he substituted Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes during Manchester United's loss to Young Boys, adding his side will learn from the defeat. With the game level at 1-1, the United manager replaced the Portuguese pair with Nemanja Matic and Jesse Lingard in the 72nd minute. Fernandes had assisted Ronaldo's opener in the first half, with the visitors needing a goal in Bern. It was a decision that puzzled Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson, who said on Soccer Special: "Young Boys were petrified of Ronaldo but Lingard plays how l used to play - he will come back and get the ball, and that's not helping because you are down to 10 men already. "You want the ball going the other way because if the ball goes the other way then your opponents can sq...
Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 4 [See top 18]
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Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 4 [See top 18]

West Ham forward, Michail Antonio remains the top scorer in the Premier League after Week 4 games, along with Manchester United playmaker, Bruno Fernandes. Both Antonio and Fernandes have four goals each. Mohammed Salah got on the scoresheet, as Liverpool hammered Leeds United 3-0 on Sunday and now has three goals to his name. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Demarai Gray (Everton), Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) and Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) all have three goals too. Premier League top scorers: 4 goals: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Michail Antonio (West Ham) 3 goals: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), Demarai Gray (Everton), Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea), Mohammed Salah (Liverpool) 2 goals: Said Benrahma (West Ha...
Bruno Fernandes Reacts to Claims he can’t play with Ronaldo
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Bruno Fernandes Reacts to Claims he can’t play with Ronaldo

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has dismissed claims that he and Cristiano Ronaldo cannot play in the same team. Ronaldo scored twice while Fernandes also got on the scoresheet, as United beat Newcastle 4-1 on Saturday. Fernandes instantly became United’s talisman after he arrived from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020. However, Ronaldo’s arrival this summer, led to questions over whether his influence would wane. “‘Of course, that was never in doubt. Good players can be put together and always play well. Some days you can play well, some other days no. But it is not because one is closing the space of another. It’s because football is like that sometimes. “Everyone knows what Cristiano Ronaldo brought for the club and we are really happy t...
Bruno Fernandes issues warning to opposing teams over Ronaldo
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Bruno Fernandes issues warning to opposing teams over Ronaldo

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes has warned clubs in the Premier League and in Europe that the Red Devils are now ready to go all out over the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. Fernandes said the arrival of his compatriot increases the likelihood of United claiming silverware this season. The Portuguese midfielder was credited with playing a key part in convincing Ronaldo to return to United after 12 years away. Fans are looking forward to Ronaldo’s potential second debut, when United file out against Newcastle at the weekend. Fernandes warned title contenders in Europe and the league that Ronaldo’s legendary winning mentality will help boost the desire of an already hungry United squad. “We know the enthusiasm will be red hot, everyone knows Cristiano is in the h...
EPL: Lukaku will be more important than Ronaldo this season – Stan Collymore
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EPL: Lukaku will be more important than Ronaldo this season – Stan Collymore

Sport pundit, Stan Collymore, has said Romelu Lukaku is more important this season to Chelsea, than Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United. Both players returned to the Premier League this summer. Lukaku cost the Blues £97million-plus, while Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford for a fee less than £20m. Collymore, writing in his UK Mirror column, said: “If Chelsea were to lose Lukaku for 10 games it would massively impact on any title tilt, even their bid for a top-four finish. “While United have Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes to turn to for the goals which would get them through such a spell if Ronaldo were to be ruled out. “At 36, you would hope as well that this season is less about Ronaldo than it has been ...
Fernandes will give up penalties but not free-kicks’ – Ronaldo will have to share Man Utd set-pieces, says Ferdinand
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Fernandes will give up penalties but not free-kicks’ – Ronaldo will have to share Man Utd set-pieces, says Ferdinand

The former Old Trafford favourite thinks the Portuguese midfielder will be willing to compromise with his fellow countryman on dead ball duties Cristiano Ronaldo will have to share Manchester United set-pieces with Bruno Fernandes according to Rio Ferdinand, who says the latter will give up penalties but not free-kicks. United reached an agreement to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford from Juventus on Friday, with the reported €23 million (£20m/$27m) transfer set to be finalised before the summer window slams shut at midnight on Tuesday. The 36-year-old was a talismanic figure in his first spell at the club between 2003 and 2009 and will likely be the focal point in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's attack for the rest of the season, but Ferdinand doesn't think Fernandes will be pushed t...
Ronaldo was not signed to sit on the bench – Solskjaer
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Ronaldo was not signed to sit on the bench – Solskjaer

Manchester United goalkeeper, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said Cristiano Ronaldo will be in his starting line-ups. Ronald returned to Old Trafford 12 years after leaving the club for Real Madrid in 2009. The 36-year-old spent six years at United and won eight more major trophies. Solskjaeris relishing the return of the Portugal star, who will make his debut after the international break said, “He will be away with Portugal. “Ronaldo was not signed to sit on the bench. “We will get him back to Manchester with [Portugal teammate] Bruno [Fernandes], and hopefully he will be involved as soon as possible,” Solskjaer said after the 1-0 win at Wolves.
Highest goal scorers in Premier League after week 3 [See top 16]
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Highest goal scorers in Premier League after week 3 [See top 16]

Michail Antonio of West Ham leads the Premier League scoring chart ahead of the international week. The forward has scored four times and provided three assists in the Hammers’ first three fixtures. Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes all have three goals each. Premier League top scorers: 4 goals: Michail Antonio (West Ham) 3 goals: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) 2 goals: Said Benrahma (West Ham), Mohammed Salah (Liverpool), Ferran Torres (Manchester City), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Neal Maupay (Brighton), Diogo Jota (Liverpool), Danny Ings (Aston Villa), Conor Callagher (Crystal Palace), Pablo Fornals (West Ham), Son Heung-Min (Tottenham), Demarai Gray (Everton), Callu...
Bruno Fernandes Equals Jesus’ record after Man United’s 1-1 draw with Southampton
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Bruno Fernandes Equals Jesus’ record after Man United’s 1-1 draw with Southampton

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, on Sunday equalled Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus’ record for the most away games unbeaten at the start of a Premier League career with 26 games. Fernandes equalled Jesus’ record after featuring in Man United’s Premier League 1-1 draw against Southampton on Sunday afternoon. The Portugal international failed to score for Man United against Southampton as Mason Greenwood’s second-half goal cancelled out Fred’s first-half own-goal at St Mary’s. Fernandes was impressive for the Red Devils against Leeds United in the Premier League last weekend. The 26-year-old scored a hat-trick against Leeds United at Old Trafford. Fernandes will now hope to lead Man United to victory when they take on Wolves in their next P...
Roy Keane blames one player as Man United drew 1-1 with Southampton
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Roy Keane blames one player as Man United drew 1-1 with Southampton

Former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane, has blamed Fred for Southampton’s opening goal against the Red Devils in the Premier League on Sunday. Keane believes Fred specifically should have done better in stopping Southampton’s first goal against Man United at St Mary’s. Jack Stephens dispossessed Bruno Fernandes in the build-up to the goal before the ball fell to Che Adams, whose deflected shot crept past David De Gea to give the host the lead. But Mason Greenwood’s second-half goal ensured both teams drew 1-1. “Fred and [Harry] Maguire have to do better to close down the shot,” Keane told Sky Sports. “As a midfielder [Fred] when someone comes into your area you have got to deal with it. “He’s got to do more, he’s got to do better.” Man United will ...
Southampton vs Man United: Solskjaer identifies two vital players in his squad
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Southampton vs Man United: Solskjaer identifies two vital players in his squad

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, believes both Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba are vital to his team. Solskjaer hinted that he sees Fernandes and Pogba as talismanic figures within the Man United squad. Fernandes and Pogba were impressive for Man United last weekend as they defeated Leeds United 5-1 at Old Trafford. The Portugal international scored a hat-trick against Leeds, while Pogba gave four assists during the encounter. “As a footballer, when you look around and you see good footballers next to you that puts another layer of responsibility on yourself and your own performances,” Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference ahead of Man United’s away Premier League clash with Southampton on Sunday afternoon. You have to play well to be in the team, yo...
Solskjaer demands new contracts for five Man Utd players
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Solskjaer demands new contracts for five Man Utd players

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, wants the club to tie down five players to new and improved contracts, the UK Sun reports. The Norwegian feels players like Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw should get pay rises. Solskjaer is also optimistic that Paul Pogba will sign an extension with United. The Red Devils boss wants his core group of players to be on similar wages, to protect dressing-room harmony. Fernandes’ salary of £100,000-a-week pales into comparison to some of his teammates, with David de Gea on £375,000 and and Pogba on £290,000. Maguire, Rashford and Shaw all earn around £190,000-a-week and will likely be offered similar terms to Fernandes, who scored a brilliant Premier League hat-trick during the 5-1 thrashing of L...
Pogba can do five or six assists in one game’ – Fernandes expects even more from Man Utd team-mate
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Pogba can do five or six assists in one game’ – Fernandes expects even more from Man Utd team-mate

The Red Devils midfielder benefited from a four-assist showing by the France international against Leeds and claims he could smash records Paul Pogba registered four assists for Manchester United in their 5-1 mauling of Leeds, but Bruno Fernandes claims the World Cup winner is capable of contributing "five or six in one game". Nobody has scaled such record-breaking heights in the Premier League before, but the talented 28-year-old has laid down an early marker to the rest of the English top flight regarding his intentions for 2021-22. Pogba was unplayable at times against Leeds, as he pulled the strings that allowed hat-trick hero Fernandes to run riot at Old Trafford, and there is the promise of more to come from a player that continues to star against a backdrop of intense specu...
EPL: Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 1 [See top 10
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EPL: Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 1 [See top 10

The 2020/2021 Premier League season began on Friday, with Brentford defeating Arsenal 2-0 on their home turf. Game Week 1 was rounded off Sunday evening, as Tottenham Hotspur saw off defending champions Manchester City 1-0. In between those games, Bruno Fernandes netted a hat-trick as Manchester United crushed Leeds 5-1 at Old Trafford. He was the only player to score more than one goal in the opening weekend. Premier League top scorers: 3 goals: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) 1 goal: Diogo Jota (Liverpool), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Callum Wilson (Newcastle), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), Michail Antonio (West Ham), Mohammed Salah (Liverpool), Richarlison (Everton), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Neal Maupay (Brighton)
Man United vs Leeds: Why I benched Martial, Sancho in EPL 5-1 win – Solskjaer
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Man United vs Leeds: Why I benched Martial, Sancho in EPL 5-1 win – Solskjaer

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has explained why he benched Anthony Martial and Jadon Sancho during the Red Devils’ Premier League 5-1 victory against Leeds United on Saturday. Solskjaer said it is too early to start Sancho, while Martial still lacks match fitness after his long injury lay-off. Mason Greenwood started ahead of Martial and Sancho at Old Trafford as Man United defeated Leeds, thanks to three goals from Bruno Fernandes, a goal each from Mason Greenwood and Fred. Speaking on why he benched Martial and Sancho, Solskjaer told BT Sport, “He [Martial] has been training well, he looks like he really wants to get back in, but he’s only played 45 minutes since March. So it’s not fair on him to start the first game today. On Sancho, Solskjaer added: “It ...
Manchester United 5-1 Leeds United: Bruno Fernandes hat-trick in Thrilling Old Trafford Opener
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Manchester United 5-1 Leeds United: Bruno Fernandes hat-trick in Thrilling Old Trafford Opener

Bruno Fernandes scored a hat-trick at a raucous Old Trafford as Manchester United made a stunning start to the new Premier League season with a 5-1 rout of old adversaries Leeds. Fernandes familiarly starred in a pulsating clash in front of 75,000 fans, opening the scoring (30) before settling an epic contest after a frantic second-half spell during which Luke Ayling's spectacular strike had fleetingly pulled Leeds level. Mason Greenwood (52) drilled Manchester United back ahead before Fernandes sent them clear in ruthless fashion (53, 60) to thrillingly kickstart a campaign Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has deemed "vitally important" as he bids to finally deliver silverware. Paul Pogba recorded the fourth assist of his own imperious display when he teed up Fred for a fifth (68) ...
2021/2022 Premier League season: A preview
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2021/2022 Premier League season: A preview

On Friday, August 13, the English Premier League will return with its latest instalment. It all begins in London, as newly-promoted Brentford welcome Arsenal. Game Week 1 will end with a top-six clash between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. Next week, Arsenal welcome Champions League winners, Chelsea to the Emirates. As it has been with previous seasons, England’s top flight will not disappoint with its high-octane football and intense drama. Manchester City, armed with the £100m Jack Grealish and perhaps £120m Harry Kane, are most bookmakers’ favourites to win the title again. Pep Guardiola’s band of slick passers won the league last year 12 points ahead of rivals Manchester United, but this term, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea are widely expected to be t...
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.”

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