Bruno Fernandes at the end of Manchester United 2-1 derby win against Manchester City talked about former Red Devils star Cristiano Ronaldo. Fernandes, star of Manchester's hotly contested first goal, spoke to the BT Sport cameras.
He said: "I already said it before the match, now we look like a team. In recent times everyone played for themselves, but now on the pitch we are a real team, where everyone gives their all for their teammates. Thanks to those who posted my exact words.
I know it's hard to see Manchester United doing well, but I have nothing to say about us other than positive things. Don't use my name to attack Cristiano. Cristiano was part of the team for half the season and I have said in many interviews that everyone since the game against Liverpool has been outstanding and they have played as a team and now you are seeing the results.
Bruno Fernandes' career
Considered among the best midfielders of his generation, he is a versatile, flexible and imaginative footballer. He can act as an attacking midfielder, midfielder or offensive winger. The excellent basic technique and the remarkable and precise shot from distance make him very prolific in the realization phase; he is also a skilled penalty taker.
He also shows great generosity in defensive retreats. He has been compared to Rui Costa. On 29 January 2020, an agreement was announced between Manchester Utd and Sporting CP for the transfer of the player in exchange for 55 million euros plus 25 million bonuses.
The transfer is formalized the following day. He made his debut with the Red Devils on 1 February, in the home match against Wolverhampton in the Premier League. On 23 February, he scored his first goal for Manchester United, in a 3-0 home win against Watford.
He scored his first goal in the European cups with the English club on 27 February, in the second leg of the round of 32 of the Europa League, at home against Club Bruges. On 10 August, again in the Europa League, he scored the decisive goal from a penalty which allowed Manchester United to overcome Copenhagen and qualify for the semi-final, narrowly lost against Sevilla.
He ends his first season in England with 22 appearances and 12 goals in all competitions. In the following season he is one of the team's staples. In the Premier League he collects 37 appearances and scores 18 goals, contributing to Manchester United's second place finish.
In the Champions League he plays 6 games and scores 4 goals, but fails to avoid third place and the consequent elimination in the group stage. Rediscovered in the Europa League, Manchester United went all the way to the final of the tournament: in the semi-final first leg, Fernandes scored twice in the 6-2 draw against Roma.
He also took part in the final against Villarreal, which ended on penalties with the Spaniards winning 11-10, with the only mistake by Red Devils goalkeeper de Gea. In total, considering all competitions, Fernandes collects 58 appearances and 28 goals.
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