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Fernandes won’t suffer second-season dip at Man Utd, says Neville
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Fernandes won’t suffer second-season dip at Man Utd, says Neville

A club legend has acknowledged the fact that the Portuguese was "shattered" towards the end of the 2019-20 campaign, but expects him to return fresh Gary Neville has expressed his belief that Bruno Fernandes won't suffer a second-season dip in form at Manchester United. United spent €55 million (£49m/$66m) to bring Fernandes to Old Trafford from Sporting CP on January 30. He quickly set about repaying the club's initial investment, as the Red Devils embarked on an impressive unbeaten run before the coronavirus pandemic stopped play in March.
Man United Score From A Record Penalty To Qualify For UEL Semi-Finals
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Man United Score From A Record Penalty To Qualify For UEL Semi-Finals

Manchester United needed an extra-time penalty from Bruno Fernandes to finally see off a spirited FC Copenhagen and set up a potential Europa League semi-final against Wolves.They have now won 21 penalties in all competitions this season - the most for any side in Europe's top five leagues United were poor for much of the first half in the heat of Cologne but still had a penalty overturned and a goal ruled out by the Video Assistant Referee. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side improved and dominated the second half but could find no way past inspired goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson, with Fernandes and Mason Greenwood also each hitting the post and Marcus Rashford having another effort disallowed. Fernandes finally broke through in familiar style, keeping cool to drive in United's 21st...
Europa League: Bruno Fernandes Leads Goal Scoring Chart as Lukaku Breaks two Records
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Europa League: Bruno Fernandes Leads Goal Scoring Chart as Lukaku Breaks two Records

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes is now the leading goal scorer so far in the Europa League with seven goals (five with Sporting Lisbon, two with Man United). The Portugal international scored the only goal in Man United’s 1-0 victory over Copenhagen after 120minutes in the last-8 final tie on Monday night to qualify Man United to the semi-final, where they will face the winner between Wolves and Sevilla. Since the beginning of the 2019/20 Europa League, Fernandes has had a direct hand in 21 goals (13 goals, eight assists) in the tournament – more than any other player this term. Meanwhile, Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku, broke two Europa League records after scoring a goal in his side’s 2-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen in the last-8 final tie on Monday nigh...
Europa League: Teams Man Utd, Inter Milan will Face in Semi-finals Revealed
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Europa League: Teams Man Utd, Inter Milan will Face in Semi-finals Revealed

Manchester United will face the winner of the Europa League quarter-final tie between Wolves and Sevilla in the last four. The Red Devils on Monday night defeated a spirited FC Copenhagen side 1-0. The only goal of the match came in the 97th minute of play, after both teams failed to score within regulation time. Inter Milan emerged as the second semi-finalist in the other game of the night. Nicolo Barella and Romelu Lukaku gave the Serie A side a two-goal lead within 23 minutes. Although Kai Havertz pulled one back before the break, the match ended without any more goals. Inter await the winner between Basel and Shakhtar Donestk.
Solskjaer reveals Cristiano Ronaldo’s Recommendation, Choice of Player for Man Utd
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Solskjaer reveals Cristiano Ronaldo’s Recommendation, Choice of Player for Man Utd

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed that he spoke with Cristiano Ronaldo, before deciding to sign Bruno Fernandes. Fernandes has become an instant hit at United since joining in a £67.7million deal from Sporting in the January transfer window. The Red Devils had extensively scouted the Portugal midfielder, but Solskjaer wanted to find out more about the 25-year-old before approving the deal. Fernandes and Ronaldo know each other well from playing together with the national team. “We’ve got the chief scouts who do all the scouting, we’ve got the analysts who analyse and break everything down to the minutest detail. But you can see that with your eye really what talent and quality you’ve got,” Solskjaer told the High-Performance Podcast. “Then you...
Man Utd vs Southampton: Solskjaer Set to Break EPL Record
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Man Utd vs Southampton: Solskjaer Set to Break EPL Record

Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is set to break a 27-year-old record at Old Trafford when his side tackle Southampton in the Premier League on Monday night. Solskjaer’s side is in the middle of a 17-game unbeaten run in all competitions, and United will go third on the Premier League table ahead of Chelsea and Leicester City if they beat Southampton tonight. Man United have not lost a match since the restart of the Premier League. Their last three games have all ended with margins of three goals, with the likes of Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes and Anthony Martial in great form. However, according to the Daily Star, Solskjaer stands on the brink of setting a new Premier League record if he features the same starting XI that defeated Aston Villa 3-0 in their p...
What Solskjaer Said about De Gea after Man Utd’s 1-1 Draw at Tottenham
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What Solskjaer Said about De Gea after Man Utd’s 1-1 Draw at Tottenham

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has defended David de Gea following his howler in their 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night. De Gea failed to keep out Steven Bergwijn’s powerful out, as Spurs took a 1-0 lead in the first half. However, United were able to snatch a point, after Paul Pogba was fouled inside the penalty area. Bruno Fernandes stepped up to slam the ball past Hugo Lloris. Former United captain, Roy Keane, labelled De Gea as “most overrated goalkeper” ever following the error. But Solskjaer fired back, claiming the ball changed direction. “David is a disappointed obviously with it but the ball was moving through the air,’ said the United boss. “We reacted well and he had a good save about five...
De Gea Under Fire after Error in Man Utd’s 1-1 Draw with Tottenham
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De Gea Under Fire after Error in Man Utd’s 1-1 Draw with Tottenham

Manchester United legend, Gary Neville, has blamed David de Gea for the goal Tottenham Hotspur scored, during a 1-1 game in the Premier League on Friday. Providing commentary on Sky Sports, Neville said De Gea will be “extremely disappointed” with himself, for failing to keep out Steven Bergwijn’s shot. The Spanish goalkeeper fumbled Bergwijn’s effort into his net, to give Spurs the lead. However, Bruno Fernandes made it 1-1, after Eric Dier fouled Paul Pogba inside the penalty area. “I think David de Gea will be extremely disappointed. He’s got to save that. “Bergwjin does really well. He’s got past Harry Maguire. But that shot is really close to De Gea. That’s really poor from the goalkeeper. Really poor. “It’s fine margins. Hugo Lloris made a key save fro...
Mourinho Blasts VAR after Tottenham’s 1-1 Draw with Man Utd
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Mourinho Blasts VAR after Tottenham’s 1-1 Draw with Man Utd

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has lashed out at the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), following their 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Friday. Steven Bergwijn gave the hosts a 1-0 lead in the first half, after David De Gea failed to keep out his powerful shot. However, United levelled from the spot through Bruno Fernandes, after Paul Pogba was fouled in the area by Eric Dier. Referee Jon Moss awarded the Red Devils a late penalty, but VAR overruled the call. “I am unhappy with the VAR, not the referee on the first, the referee can make a mistake but VAR is there to do the job. “In the second I am unhappy with Jon Moss because he did not give the free kick leading up to it and then gave a penalty. In this case, the VAR gave the truth,” Mourinho told Sky Spo...
Roy Keane Criticises two Players after Man United Failed to Beat Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur
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Roy Keane Criticises two Players after Man United Failed to Beat Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur

A former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane, has criticised midfielders, Fred and Scott McTominay after the Red Devils failed to beat Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Friday night. Man United played a 1-1 draw against Jose Mourinho’s side at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Steven Bergwijn gave Spurs a 1-0 lead in the first half after David De Gea failed to keep out his powerful shot. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side levelled from the spot through Bruno Fernandes, after Paul Pogba was fouled in the box by Eric Dier. But Keane is not convinced with the performances of both McTominay and Fred, who started for Man United against the hosts, adding that the pair are good enough to be the club’s long-term solution in midfield. “The potential is there, and...
What Mourinho said about Bruno Fernandes ahead of Tottenham vs Man Utd clash
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What Mourinho said about Bruno Fernandes ahead of Tottenham vs Man Utd clash

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has hailed Bruno Fernandes’ impact at Manchester United since his arrival. The Red Devils sealed a deal for Fernandes in January transfer window. Since then, the midfielder has scored three times for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and laid on a number of assists. Mourinho welcomes United in a Premier League clash on Friday night. Addressing the media today ahead of the game, he said about his compatriot: “He’s a good player, he plays in a good team in a big club. And normally good players, sooner or later, they adapt and they perform. “In this case he arrived and he found the team also in a good period, a good period of results. I think he’s doing very well.”
To play alongside Pogba will be amazing’ – Fernandes excited to link up with World Cup winner at Man Utd
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To play alongside Pogba will be amazing’ – Fernandes excited to link up with World Cup winner at Man Utd

The Portuguese has spoken about his potential partnership with the Frenchman ahead of the Premier League restart Bruno Fernandes is looking forward to playing alongside Paul Pogba as Manchester United prepare to face Tottenham in their first game of the Premier League restart. The duo have yet to feature in a competitive match together as the Portugal star arrived at the club while Pogba was still recovering from ankle surgery. There is growing excitement from supporters about seeing the pair in the same side ahead of Friday's meeting with Spurs, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having played them together in a number of training games.
Pogba Set To Be Benched For Man Utd’s Premier League Return Against Tottenham
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Pogba Set To Be Benched For Man Utd’s Premier League Return Against Tottenham

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly set to start Paul Pogba on the substitutes bench against Tottenham on Friday - meaning his potential partnership with Bruno Fernandes in midfield will have to wait Pogba has not played Boxing Day and has featured just twice since September due to a number of ankle issues, but the French World Cup winner is now fully fit after the three-month break of football due to the coronavirus crisis. And after Bruno hit the ground running following his £68m move from Sporting Lisbon in January, many United fans are excited to see their two star midfielders pair up - but that won't be the partnership from the beginning on Friday, according to The Athletic. Pogba is understood to have 'trained well since lockdown began' but nonetheless,...
Manchester United lose to Championship side, West Brom in friendly match
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Manchester United lose to Championship side, West Brom in friendly match

The Red Devils are continuing their preparations for the restart of the season with mixed results Manchester United's preparations for the Premier League restart have hit a snag after they were beaten 2-1 by Championship side West Brom in a friendly on Friday. The Red Devils lost the first of two matches against the Baggies at Old Trafford, before rallying to win the second contest 3-1. Both games were played behind-closed-doors at the famous venue as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team prepares to take on Tottenham away on June 19 in their first league match since the coronavirus hiatus. United put out two different teams across the two matches against West Brom, with Manchester Evening News reporting Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes played in midfield together during the op...
Fantastic’ Fernandes can lead Man Utd back to the top – Costinha
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Fantastic’ Fernandes can lead Man Utd back to the top – Costinha

The ex-Porto star has enjoyed watching his compatriot make an instant impact on the Premier Leaguel having twice missed on a move to England himself Former Portugal captain Costinha has been impressed with Bruno Fernandes' fantastic performances for Manchester United and feels that the midfielder can bring the glory days back to Old Trafford. Fernandes joined the Red Devils from Sporting CP during the January transfer window in a deal worth an initial €55 million (£47m/$60m) and made an instant impact on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side. The 25-year-old has contributed three goals and four assists in his first nine appearances for the club as United push for a place in the Premier League's top four, as well as gunning for trophies in the FA Cup and Europa League.
Bruno Fernandes: I started crying after learning of Man Utd move
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Bruno Fernandes: I started crying after learning of Man Utd move

The Portuguese attacker was overwhelmed after hearing his childhood dream was coming true Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has revealed he started crying when he was told about the chance to move to Old Trafford. The Portugal international officially joined the Red Devils from Sporting in January after repeatedly being linked with a transfer over the past year. Having grown up watching Cristiano Ronaldo make his name in the Premier League with United, Fernandes admits he was overwhelmed upon hearing his dream of doing the same was coming true.
Owen Advises Man Utd on Permanent for Ighalo
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Owen Advises Man Utd on Permanent for Ighalo

Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves, has advised the club to sign striker, Odion Ighalo, on a permanent transfer. Ighalo has impressed in his short spell at Old Trafford since joining Man United on loan from Shanghai Shenhua in January. The 30-year-old’s loan spell expires at the end of May, and United want to see if the Premier League returns or is called over, before deciding on Ighalo’s future. But Owen expects the Red Devils to pursue a permanent deal for the Nigerian star despite having Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial at their disposal. “I think Ighalo has been a good fit for Man United and when you sign players you have got to get the right fit,” Owen told talkSPORT. “It is not always about getting the best name. It is...
Fernandes has given Man Utd ‘extra dimension’ but they still need more quality to compete says Stam
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Fernandes has given Man Utd ‘extra dimension’ but they still need more quality to compete says Stam

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have experienced an upturn in form and January signing Fernandes has excelled in the early part of his Old Trafford career Bruno Fernandes has given Manchester United an extra dimension, according to Jaap Stam, but the Old Trafford legend says his former club still need more quality if they are to bridge the gap that exists between themselves, Liverpool and Manchester City. Portugal international Fernandes arrived from Sporting in January for £47 million ($60m) following a long-running transfer saga and hit the ground running, scoring three goals and providing four assists in his first nine games. The 25-year-old was named the Premier League’s Player of the Month for February and has yet to taste defeat since arriving in England.
COVID-19: Manchester  United Players Asked to Return
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COVID-19: Manchester United Players Asked to Return

Manchester United have asked their players outside the UK to return, although there are no plans to resume training yet, ESPN reports. Members of the squad who have been isolating with their families have been told to fly back this week. They have, however, not been ordered to report to their Carrington training base which has been closed since the Premier League was suspended on March 13. Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Victor Lindelof and Sergio Romero were some of the players given permission to leave England. The club does not expect that players arriving from overseas will have to enter quarantine beyond the measure already put in place by the UK government. The Premier League is planning to resume the current campaign in June at n...
‘He is an inspiration’ – Fred credits Fernandes for transforming Man Utd
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‘He is an inspiration’ – Fred credits Fernandes for transforming Man Utd

The Brazilian midfielder has praised the impact the January signing has had on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team Fred believes Bruno Fernandes is an ‘inspiration’ to be followed in the Manchester United team and has credited the Portuguese for the club’s upturn in form. Fernandes arrived at the end of January and, before football was halted due to the outbreak of Covid-19, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were on a nine-game unbeaten run with the midfielder in the team. The 25-year-old has been praised for the instant impact he has had and Fred believes the Portugal international has been key to United’s good form.
Rashford reveals what he wants from Man Utd’s midfielders
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Rashford reveals what he wants from Man Utd’s midfielders

The Red Devils striker has spoken about the qualities he likes in midfielders as he reflects on his dream players Marcus Rashford has revealed what he wants from Manchester United’s midfielders as he admits it would have been a dream to play alongside Paul Scholes. The England international is the club’s leading goalscorer this season, despite having been ruled out since January with a back injury and has received praise for becoming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s talisman after the departure of Romelu Lukaku last summer. Rashford has yet to play with January signing Bruno Fernandes, who has improved United’s creativity in midfield, and will no doubt be excited to link up with the Portuguese star.
Ighalo Says Pogba And Bruno Partnership Can Make Manchester United Great Again
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Ighalo Says Pogba And Bruno Partnership Can Make Manchester United Great Again

Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo, says he is looking forward to the partnership of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in the Manchester side . France star has endured and injury hit season which has affected the Manchester club dearly. Paul Pogba While Pogba was out Injured , United swooped for Bruno and he has been in fantastic form since the joined . Ighalo said : United will be great again, once we have both players back for us , we will be unstoppable and a nightmare to other Premier league sides.
Rashford: Fernandes has brought positive vibe to Man Utd
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Rashford: Fernandes has brought positive vibe to Man Utd

Marcus Rashford admits Bruno Fernandes' work ethic is lifting his Manchester United teammates. The Portuguese midfielder has made a startling impact at Old Trafford since his transfer in January from Sporting CP. Rashford told Bleacher Report: "He's a player that's creative, very forward thinking. Always wants to play forward and create opportunities. "Hopefully we can make some good times together. "He's got such a positive attitude and the vibe he brings to the team is just positive. "Even if he loses the ball he works to get back and that definitely rubs off on other players."
Man Utd Midfielder, Fernandes Compared to Eric Cantona
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Man Utd Midfielder, Fernandes Compared to Eric Cantona

Former England defender, Stuart Pearce, has compared Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, to the Red Devils legend, Eric Cantona. Fernandes has been impressive for Man United since he joined the Old Trafford club last January from Sporting Lisbon. The Portuguese international has scored three goals and provided four assists for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side so far this season. But Pearce believes Fernandes has the leadership qualities of Cantona, who helped United win four Premier League titles within five seasons after joining the club in 1992. “I was lucky to be there at Fernandes’ first game,” Pearce told talkSPORT. “He’s got forms of leadership about Cantona, and you can see that. “He was cajoling other players around him, even in his first game at the clu...
Why I Told Guardiola to Shut up During Manchester Derby – Bruno Fernandes
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Why I Told Guardiola to Shut up During Manchester Derby – Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has opened up on why he shushed Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, during the derby last Sunday. In an interview on Sky Sports, Fernandes said Guardiola did not deserve his respect. The 25-year-old was caught on camera asking Guardiola to shut up, following a touchline clash during the game at Old Trafford. Fernandes became an instant favourite among United fans when the clip went viral on social media. “I talked about this with some friends and some people think Pep won everything, who is Bruno to do this to him? “I am so respectful of Pep and what he’s won and what he did for football but at that moment, he didn’t respect me and he didn’t deserve my respect. “But for me, it doesn’t matter what happens on the pitch,...
Pogba, De Gea, Three Others Could Leave Man Utd this Summer
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Pogba, De Gea, Three Others Could Leave Man Utd this Summer

Paul Pogba and David de Gea are among five players that could leave Manchester United this summer, the UK Mirror reports. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to rebuild his squad ahead of next season and Bruno Fernandes’ arrival from Sporting Lisbon, is seen as early steps in that direction. Solskjaer is believed to have the backing of United executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, and this will be reflected in the transfer market. However, the club want to reduce their wage bill and move on several players to make way for any potential new arrivals. Pogba will lead the exit, with the France midfielder linked with Real Madrid and Juventus. De Gea, United’s current number one, has not had a great season, making three errors leading to goals – the joint second most in the league. ...
Pogba Decides on Signing new Man Utd Deal Because of Fernandes
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Pogba Decides on Signing new Man Utd Deal Because of Fernandes

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has reportedly decided to sign a new contract with the club because he wants to link up with January signing, Bruno Fernandes, according to the Daily Mail. The France World Cup winner has been impressed by the impact Fernandes has had on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men since his £47million move to Old Trafford from Sporting Lisbon last January. The 26-year-old believes he and the Portuguese star can spearhead a new era of success at the Theatre of Dreams. Fernandes joined the Red Devils last January transfer window from Sporting Lisbon. Pogba, who is widely expected to leave Old Trafford at the end of next season, has drawn interest from Real Madrid and Juventus in the past few months. Pogba’s current deal at United will expir...
Redknapp Hails Man United for Signing Ighalo, Fernadens
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Redknapp Hails Man United for Signing Ighalo, Fernadens

Former Premier League player, Jamie Redknapp, has given his judgement on Manchester United stars, Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo ahead of the Red Devils’ Premier League derby against Manchester City on Sunday at Old Trafford. Fernandes and Ighalo both joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side last January transfer window from Portuguese league and Chinese league respectively. But Redknapp believes Fernandes and Ighalo have been brilliant for United so far this season. According to him, the duo are inspired signings and have made the difference in Solskjaer’s side. “The signing of Fernandes has been huge for Manchester United. Sometimes it only takes one player to change the feeling and the team,” Redknapp said on the Sky Sports podcast. “The Portugal international has been br...
Derby County vs Man Utd: Michael Owen Predicts Winner of FA Cup cClash
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Derby County vs Man Utd: Michael Owen Predicts Winner of FA Cup cClash

Former Liverpool and Real Madrid star, Michael Owen, has predicted the outcome of the FA Cup fifth-round match between Manchester United and Derby County. Derby County will on Thursday night host Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at the iPro Stadium. Phillip Cocu’s men head to the game after defeating Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 in the Championship last weekend, while United played a 1-1 draw with Everton in the Premier League. “Since his arrival at Derby County from DC United, Wayne Rooney has been a key influence on and off the field for the Championship side,” Owen wrote in his Betvictor column. “Some fans at Old Trafford wished that Rooney had come back to Manchester United instead. “The Man United legend will be keen to torment his old club as they visit Pride Park on Thursda...
Everton vs Man Utd: Ighalo to Start as Solskjaer Reveals Squad for EPL Clash
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Everton vs Man Utd: Ighalo to Start as Solskjaer Reveals Squad for EPL Clash

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, is set to make his first Premier League start for the club against Everton on Sunday, the Manchester Evening News reports. Ighalo was on from the start, as United thrashed Club Brugge 5-0 in the Europa League round of 32 on Thursday. Anthony Martial sat out the game with a thigh problem and was not seen with the rest of the squad, as they arrived at The Lowry Hotel on Saturday. Ighalo last started a Premier League game on New Year’s Day in 2017. United are unbeaten in seven matches across all competitions and could be one point behind fourth-placed Chelsea, if they win at Everton. Confirmed United squad members: David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Nathan Bishop, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Diogo Dalot, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Harry Magui...
Europa League Highest Goal Scorers Revealed
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Europa League Highest Goal Scorers Revealed

After the conclusion of the UEFA Europa League last 32 fixtures on Thursday night, below are the current highest goal scorers chasing the golden boot in the Europe second top-flight league. Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has six goals in the Europa League after he scored a goal in his side’s 5-0 win over Club Brugge. Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos also has six goals alongside Wolves’ Diogo Jota, Frankfurt’s Daichi Kamada, and Slovan’s Andraz Sporar. UEFA Europa League top scorers after round of 32 fixtures: 6 goals: Alfredo Morelos (Rangers), Bruno Fernandes (Man United), Andraz Sporar (Slovan Bratislava), Diogo Jota (Wolves), Daichi Kamada (Frankfurt). 5 goals: Munir El Haddadi (Sevilla), Edin Visca (Istanbul Basaksehir), Marko Raguz (LASK). 4 goals: Myron ...
Ighalo Celebrates First Man Utd Goal
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Ighalo Celebrates First Man Utd Goal

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has expressed happiness after scoring his first goal for the club in their 5-0 win over Club Brugge on Thursday night. Two goals from Fred and a strike from Bruno Fernandes, Odion Ighalo and Scott McTominay ensure the Red Devils qualified for the last 16. Speaking after the game, Ighalo, who joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side on loan last month from China, told the club’s official website: “I feel great to score because this is what I have been hoping for. “At last, it is a dream come true for me. “I dreamed of this from when I was small when I was young. “Playing for the team and scoring goals means a lot to me. “I am going to cherish this moment for all the days of my life.” He added: “Before the game, friends from Nigeria...
‘We Don’t Expect Miracles From Anyone’- Juan Mata Explains Why Odion Ighalo May Find It Hard Acclimatizing At Man Utd
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‘We Don’t Expect Miracles From Anyone’- Juan Mata Explains Why Odion Ighalo May Find It Hard Acclimatizing At Man Utd

Manchester United and Spain Midfielder Juan Mata has advised fans not to expect much from January signing Odion Ighalo, saying he even found it hard clicking with his teammates when he signed for Manchester United from Chelsea in January of 2014. Ighalo alongside Bruno Fernandes joined Manchester United in January with the club desperately needing additions to salvage it’s season. While Bruno Fernandes has scored a goal and an assist in the EPL and given a good account of himself in the three games he has played, Ighalo has come close to scoring on all three occassions but Mata has warned fans not to expect a miracle with Ighalo. Mata speaking to ManUtd.com said: “Odion has experience of playing in the Premier League and hopefully he will score many goals for us from now u...
Bruno Fernandes a Mix of Paul Scholes and Veron – Ole
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Bruno Fernandes a Mix of Paul Scholes and Veron – Ole

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Man Utd got “a good deal” when they signed Bruno Fernandes, adding there are shades of Paul Scholes and Juan Sebastian Veron about the Portuguese playmaker. Ole has likened January signing Bruno Fernandes to Paul Scholes and Juan Sebastian Veron after he inspired Manchester United to victory over Watford. Fernandes opened his account for his new club with an audacious first-half penalty at Old Trafford and had a hand in Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood's goals as United won 3-0 to secure back-to-back league victories for only the third time this season. Bruno Fernandes inspired Manchester Utd to a 3-0 win over Watford at Old Trafford as he scored his first goal for the club with a cheekily taken penalty. Solskjaer believes Fernandes' latest perfor...
Manchester United 3-0 Watford, Bruno Fernandes Gets First Man Utd Goal
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Manchester United 3-0 Watford, Bruno Fernandes Gets First Man Utd Goal

Bruno Fernandes' first Manchester United goal set his new club on their way to a cozy home win in opposition to relegation-threatened Watford and into fifth in the Premier League. Fernandes, a £47m January signing from Sporting Lisbon, transformed a 42nd-minute penalty after he had been taken out with the aid of Watford keeper Ben Foster. The goal ended a 236-minute wait for a United home goal in the Premier League after they had failed to score against Burnley and Wolves. Anthony Martial scored an tremendous 2nd after Troy Deeney had a goal ruled out by way of VAR for handball in the build-up, with 18-year-old Mason Greenwood lashing home his eleventh of the season 15 minutes from time. After beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday, it was once solely the third ti...
Solskjaer Makes Demand From Martial after Man United’s 3-0 win Over Watford
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Solskjaer Makes Demand From Martial after Man United’s 3-0 win Over Watford

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has called on forward, Anthony Martial to keep on scoring for the club following their 3-0 win over Watford in the Premier League on Sunday. Man United defeated Watford at Old Trafford, thanks to three goals from Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Martial, and Mason Greenwood. Martial’s goal against Watford means the France international has now scored three goals in his last three games for the Red Devils against Chelsea, Club Brugge, and Watford. Speaking after the game, Solskjaer was quoted by MEN as telling reporters at his post-match conference: “I am happy for Martial. He has had a fantastic week and I am one of his biggest critics. “I keep on demanding different stuff from him. “But this week he has come up with a number nine...
Harry Maguire Names Leader’ in Man United Squad After 2-0 win Over Chelsea
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Harry Maguire Names Leader’ in Man United Squad After 2-0 win Over Chelsea

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire, has said midfielder, Bruno Fernandes is a ‘leader’ following the Portugal international’s display in the Red Devils’ Premier League 2-0 win over Chelsea on Monday night. Man United defeated Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, thanks to goals from Maguire and Anthony Martial. Speaking after the match, Maguire was quoted by Man United’s official website as saying: “Truly speaking, Bruno Fernandes helped with excellent delivery, and hopefully there will be more to come from him. “You can see the quality he brings to the team, he is fantastic on the ball, his technical ability, and he’s a presence as well. “Bruno is a leader, he demands things off players, and he is a nice person to have around in the dressing room.” Man United’s next fixtur...
Solskjaer Heaps Praises on Man United New Signing After 2-0 Win Over Chelsea
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Solskjaer Heaps Praises on Man United New Signing After 2-0 Win Over Chelsea

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised his new signing Bruno Fernandes’ performance against Chelsea on Monday night. Solskjaer described the midfielder’s set-pieces as “top class,” adding that the Portuguese ability from dead-ball situations is among the best he has seen. Harry Maguire headed in Fernandes’ corner in the second half to give Man United their 2-0 victory, after Anthony Martial gave the Red Devils the lead in the first half. Solskjaer was delighted with the midfielder, who arrived at United in January. Fernandes has now made two appearances for United following a start in the Red Devil’s goalless draw with Wolves before the Premier League break. “He’s a top player, he wants to get on the ball,” the United manager told a news conference. ...
Luis Figo Gives Verdict on Man Utd Midfielder, Bruno Fernandes
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Luis Figo Gives Verdict on Man Utd Midfielder, Bruno Fernandes

Portuguese legend, Luis Figo, has given his judgment on midfielder, Bruno Fernandes’ move to Manchester United. Fernandes joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side last January transfer window from Sporting Lisbon. Figo believes the 25-year-old, who made his debut earlier this month in Man United’s goalless draw against Wolves, would be a successful player at the club, adding that his move to Old Trafford was a good buy for the Red Devils. The former Real Madrid and Inter Milan star stated this ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash against Chelsea on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. “Bruno Fernandes is one of the best players in Portugal,” Figo told Sky Sports. “He has great qualities as a midfielder, he can score many goals. “I feel it was a good buy for Man United. ...
Solskjaer Speaks on Playing Ighalo, Fernandes Against Chelsea
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Solskjaer Speaks on Playing Ighalo, Fernandes Against Chelsea

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed that striker Odion Ighalo is available to make his debut against Chelsea in the Premier League on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. He also said that midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has a lot of attributes that the Red Devils will get used to ahead of their clash with Frank Lampard’s side, adding that he is pleased with the former Sporting Lisbon star. “Yes, Ighalo is going to travel with us to Chelsea,” Solskjaer told Man United’s official website at the Marbella Football Centre. “We will assess his fitness work this week, and I believe we will get him sharp and ready to face Chelsea. “Ighalo is desperate to play, and we want to integrate him as quickly as possible.” Speaking on Bruno Fernandes, the...
Solskjaer Set to Sign Two Forwards for Manchester  United
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Solskjaer Set to Sign Two Forwards for Manchester United

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is planning to sign two forwards in the summer and sell Alexis Sanchez, the Manchester Evening News reports. Solskjaer could only sign £68m Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo on loan in the January window. The Norwegian boss was left disappointed, after failing in the chase for his compatriot, Erling Haaland, who has joined Borussia Dortmund. United are seemingly ready to cut their losses on Sanchez and have begun looking for potential buyers. Solskjaer tipped Sanchez to revive his Old Trafford career in a press conference last month, but is privately said to be ready to sanction his departure. Sanchez signed for the Red Devils in January 2018 and has endured a miserable spell at the club.
Woodward Reveals What will Happen at Man Utd after this Season
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Woodward Reveals What will Happen at Man Utd after this Season

Manchester United executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, has said this summer will be an “important opportunity” for the club to rebuild. Woodward, speaking at a fans’ forum, admitted that they “are not yet where we want to be”. United occupy the eighth position in the Premier League, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men struggling for consistency this season. During the meeting, Woodward warned that the process might not be smooth, but assured the club remains committed to achieving their aims. According to him, work is being done to strengthen the academy, recruitment process and scouting network. “Significant work has already been done – and investments made – to strengthen the academy and we’re pleased with the progress being made behind-the-scenes to ensure we have the ri...
Ighalo, Pogba Dropped as Solskjaer Travels for Winter Break with 20 Players
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Ighalo, Pogba Dropped as Solskjaer Travels for Winter Break with 20 Players

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has left Manchester for Spain where he and his team will undertake warm-weather training. Solskjaer is taking advantage of the winter break in the Premier League, to give his players a change of scenery. A total of 20 players made the trip on Saturday. Scott McTominay and Axel Tuanzebe are back in the squad after injury. However, they were without Paul Pogba who is undergoing rehab in Dubai, Marcus Rashford, Odion Ighalo and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant. Also missing from the 20-man squad were David de Gea, Bruno Fernandes, Victor Lindelof, Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata. United will stay at the Kempinski Hotel in Estepona for a week long camp and will use the facilities at the Marbella Football Center. United’s fu...
January 2019/20 Transfer: How the Premier League clubs fared
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January 2019/20 Transfer: How the Premier League clubs fared

A rather quiet transfer window that commenced on New Year Day has closed exactly 12:00am on Saturday, February 1st, 2020. The Premier League club completed about 180 deals costing about £250m. Manchester United claimed transfer "bragging rights" with the signing of mercurial Bruno Fernandes for a whopping £46.5m, and a late capture of former Super Eagles goal machine, Odion Ighalo on a six-month loan. Chelsea, Bournemouth and Manchester City were the teams who didn't welcome new faces. Someone had posited: Perhaps the blues had forgotten their transfer ban had been lifted; ARSENAL Pablo Mari (Flamengo, loan) Cedric Soares (Southampton, loan) LIVERPOOL Takumi Minamino (RB Salzburg) £7.25m Joe Hardy (Brentford) Undisclosed MANCHESTER UNITED Bruno Fernandes (Sportin...
Bruno Fernandes Promised To Give ‘EVERYTHING’ After Completing Man United Switch
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Bruno Fernandes Promised To Give ‘EVERYTHING’ After Completing Man United Switch

Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes completed his move from Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United on Thursday, and has promised to honour United's badge with everything. The 25-year-old who said that he was inspired to switch to Old Trafford by compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo, signed a five-and-a-half-year contract with an option to extend for a further year. The long-anticipated deal was finalised after United agreed an initial fee of 55 million euros (£46 million, $61 million), and Fernandes, who has 19 international caps, agreed personal terms and passed a medical. Fernandes said during his unveiling that he was delighted to be joining a great club which he has been a big fan since childhood. He said: “My love of Manchester United really started when I used to watch Cristiano Ro...
Manchester United Unveil New £68m Signing, Bruno Fernandes
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Manchester United Unveil New £68m Signing, Bruno Fernandes

Portuguese star Bruno Fernandes has been unveiled by Manchester United on Thursday evening after he was signed from Sporting Lisbon in a £68m deal. Fernandes, Sporting Lisbon's former captain, has now put pen to paper on a five-and-a-half year deal at Old Trafford with an option for a further year after passing a medical. Fernandes, who was at United's AON Training Complex said to Manutd.com: 'My love of Manchester United really started when I used to watch Cristiano Ronaldo play and ever since then I have been a big fan of this great club.        'For me to now play for Manchester United feels incredible, I have worked hard to get to this moment and I can promise the fans that I will give everything for the badge to help bring us more success and trophies. 'I...
Ole Gunner Solskjaer Demands one More Player After Man United Seal Bruno Fernandes Deal
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Ole Gunner Solskjaer Demands one More Player After Man United Seal Bruno Fernandes Deal

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged the club to make one more signing after completing the deal for Bruno Fernandes. Solskjaer made the demand following Man United’s Carabao Cup semi-final 1-0 victory over Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at Etihad on Wednesday night. DAILY POST had reported that Manchester United on Wednesday confirmed a deal for Sporting Lisbon captain, Bruno Fernandes. Fernandes has agreed a four-and-a-half year contract with the option of an extra year. The Portuguese midfielder will earn around £70,000 per-week plus bonuses. But Solskjaer wants Man United to sign an aggressive striker before the transfer window closes on Friday night. Asked about the possibility of landing a new centre-forward following Marcus Rashford’s long...
Man United’s Seven Signings From Portuguese Football In The Premier League
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Man United’s Seven Signings From Portuguese Football In The Premier League

Manchester United are on the precarious edge of marking Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon. Similarly as it appeared just as the Red Devils had fumbled their arrangements for the Portuguese, investigates Tuesday night affirmed that an underlying £47 million exchange is inevitable. As indicated by BBC Sport, there was at last an achievement in exchanges this week after United consented to an arrangement that could ascend towards Sporting’s unique £68 million valuation after additional items. Along these lines, expecting United can get the arrangement over the line, the Old Trafford steadfast will be staggeringly interested to check whether Fernandes can move his structure from Primeira Liga to the Premier League. Be that as it may, as ongoing moves including Joao Felix, Re...
Bruno Fernandes Boarded A Private Jet To Manchester United To Complete Transfer
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Bruno Fernandes Boarded A Private Jet To Manchester United To Complete Transfer

Manchester United have agreed a deal with Sporting Lisbon to sign midfielder Bruno Fernandes, subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms. The midfielder is expected to put pen to paper on a five-year deal after his protracted move was all but sealed on Wednesday evening. Sportsmail revealed that United and Sporting had agreed a deal on Tuesday which could be worth almost £68million after an initial fee of £46.6m.

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