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Mourinho uses Portuguese media to fire cheeky dig at Bruno Fernandes | teamtalk.com

Date published: Wednesday 29th July 2020 3:49 Jose Mourinho has blasted former club Manchester United and aimed a jibe at Bruno Fernandes over the amount of penalties they have been awarded. The Red Devils found a rich vein of form over the latter and punctuated 2019/20 season. Solskjaer’s side remained unbeaten in the Premier League since a 2-0 home defeat to Burnley on January 22 – form which secured a third-placed finish.That will bring with it a return to the Champions League next season – and a guaranteed £120m windfall. A big part of their revival has been the astonishing form shown by Fernandes. Since arriving in an initial £46.6m deal, Fernandes has netted eight goals and added a further seven assists. Fernandes was...
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Man Utd secure top four after Fernandes, Lingard sink Leicester

Date published: Sunday 26th July 2020 5:57 Man Utd secured Champions League football at the expense of Leicester after a Bruno Fernandes penalty separated the teams in a 1-0 victory. Both sides struggled to wrest control of the game early with the stakes of such an occasion so high.Leicester carved out a pair of half-chances in the form of long range shots, but neither Marc Albrighton or Wilfred Ndidi could find the target. Red Devils talisman Bruno Fernandes had a goal rightly disallowed for offside after latching onto a sublime Paul Pogba chipped through ball and tucking away, before Youri Tielemans narrowly fired wide moments later. A misjudgement of the bounce from James Justin afforded Fernandes an opportunity it he bo...
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Fernandes admits he was initially stunned by particular Rashford quality

Date published: Thursday 16th July 2020 2:29 Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes says he was “surprised” to learn how Marcus Rashford combines raw pace with excellent decision-making. Rashford has enjoyed his best season in front of goal, scoring 21 goals and assisting eight others. Indeed, his statistics are more impressive considering he suffered a serious back injury in January. However, Rashford recovered from his injury and has emerged from lockdown in impressive form, with two Premier League goals and three assists. And January signing Fernandes says he was taken aback by the England international‘s ability upon moving to Old Trafford. Asked by BT Sport (via the Daily Mirror) to assemble his perfect player, Fer...
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Pundit explains how Pogba, Fernandes have made Man Utd ‘formidable’

Date published: Monday 13th July 2020 11:23 Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich believes the partnership between Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes is already flourishing and could see a title challenge at Old Trafford next season. United’s form has improved vastly since the long-awaited arrival of Fernandes in January. The Red Devils are still yet to lose when the Portugal international has played. Fans have had to be patient to see Fernandes partnering Pogba due to the latter’s injury struggles earlier in the year. But with those now firmly behind him, the pair are beginning to light up the United midfield. Pogba and Fernandes have blown away any doubts from pundits that they couldn’t play together. Now, thanks to ...
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De Bruyne comparison made after Fernandes’ stunning Man Utd impact

Date published: Monday 6th July 2020 8:47 Pundit Tony Cascarino says Bruno Fernandes’ influence on Manchester United is similar to Kevin de Bruyne’s impact at Manchester City. Fernandes has scored seven goals and assisted six others in 14 appearances since signing for United in January. The Portugal international has transformed a Red Devils midfield previously criticised for its lack of creativity. Fernandes has also made those around him better, forming a strong partnership with Paul Pogba. What’s more, United have rewarded Nemanja Matic with a new contract after his stellar performances in his role behind the aforementioned duo. “Bruno Fernandes has not just added his qualities to the Manchester United team, he is ...
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Man Utd told they made ‘mistake’ with Bruno Fernandes transfer

Date published: Friday 3rd July 2020 2:20 Dimitar Berbatov believes that Manchester United “may have made a mistake” in not signing Bruno Fernandes earlier. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, along with Tottenham, were linked with a move for Fernandes last summer. However, the transfer did not materialise. Desperately a lack of midfield creativity, the Reds Devils finally got their man in January – paying £67million on deadline day.Fernandes is yet to suffer defeat in a United shirt. That has led to many questioning where United would be had he been at Old Trafford for the whole season. Berbatov told Mirror Football: “You can argue that the club may have made a mistake by not signing him earlier, but you never know what i...
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Mourinho in stern response to intriguing Fernandes, Lo Celso swap probe

Date published: Thursday 2nd July 2020 10:15 Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he would not swap Giovani Lo Celso for any other player, after learning of Spurs’ failed move for Bruno Fernandes last summer. Spurs conducted talks with Sporting Lisbon about signing Fernandes but failed to agree a deal. However, after another impressive half-season in Portugal, Manchester United signed the 25-year-old in January. Fernandes has made a stunning impact at Old Trafford, helping the club go 15 matches unbeaten. However, after being told of Spurs’ unsuccessful move for the Portuguese – made while Mauricio Pochettino was manager – Mourinho insisted the club made the right decision in signing Lo Celso. “I don’t know anything abou...