Manchester United beat Arsenal 3-2 in the Premier League on Thursday night. The hugely anticipated clash did not disappoint the fans as there were goals, controversial decisions, emotional goodbyes, star players playing for both the clubs and attacking football on show.
It was a thrilling game of football and the neutrals as well as both sets of fans enjoyed the match. The fans did not disappoint as well. There was continuous chanting, singing and supporting by the home and away fans and the players got an extra push due to this.
Bruno Fernandes’ standout performance in the match:
Arsenal took the lead against Manchester United through a controversial Emile Smith Rowe goal in the first 10 minutes of the game. After that, it was all Manchester United as they went on to try and get the score back to level terms. ‘
Manchester United finally came back on level terms through a beautiful team goal scored by the Portuguese sensation Bruno Fernandes in the dying stages of the first half. This erupted the crowd at Old Trafford in wild celebrations and gave hope that United would go on and win the game.
Bruno Fernandes did not have the best of starts to the game as he misplaced some of his passes and gave away the ball too much. But as the game went on, Fernandes started playing a crucial part in creating chances for his teammates and for himself to score.
The 27 year old created 4 chances against Arsenal. He also completed 16 forward passes and won the possession 8 times and was fouled 2 times.
The Portuguese put in a Man of the match performance and was got 95% of the votes from Manchester United fans for the most influential player on the pitch.
Bruno Fernandes’ encounter with the fans after the game:
The Manchester United fans were in a cheery mood after their team defeated arch rivals Arsenal 3-2 at home. Some fans stayed late after the game singing chants and some left early so that they would not encounter any traffic.
A few lucky fans met Bruno Fernandes outside the ground while he was in his car. The Portuguese star stopped for them and 1 fan stated,” I don’t have you in fantasy Premiere League”.
To which Fernandes replied,” Who have you got then?”. The fan then said,” Mohamed Salah all the way. I am sorry he takes up all my fantasy money so I cannot buy you”.
Bruno funnily looks at the fan and then goes on to say,” Oh no!” and drives off laughing. The fan luckily captured the video of their conversation and posted it online where several football fans liked and commented under the post.
The conversation was in regards to the Fantasy Premier League that many fans play. The fan had taken Salah instead of Fernandes in his team because of the former’s insane form this season. Fernandes clearly did not like that and told the fan to keep him in the team instead of the Liverpool player.
The fan also argued that he could only have one of the 2 players so he chose Salah due to his goal-scoring form. This conversation between the fan and Bruno Fernandes was taken in a positive way by the fans and some even thought Bruno had a lot of banter.
Some fans even said that they would take Bruno in their team now due to his rise in confidence, the appointment of a new manager who likes playing attacking football and also because of favourable fixtures as compared to Manchester United’s main rivals, Liverpool.