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Manchester United’s talisman Bruno Fernandes has been brilliantly controlled by a wild ‘compilation’ put together by a rival fan on Twitter after an unusually illusory display during his team’s defeat in the Carabao Cup semi-finals to Manchester City on Wednesday night.
Fernandes has arguably been the Premier League player of the season so far, and his influence has contributed greatly to how and why United find themselves in an unlikely title dispute. However, he was unable to prevent his team from being beaten by City at Old Trafford.
The Portuguese midfielder, who often shows up with a moment of magic to save United’s flush in their time of need, had no tricks up his sleeve tonight that could reverse the deficit and turn the game in the Red Devils’ favor. As a result, it is City who are heading to Wembley.
Fernandes will spoil his unusual lack of influence, no doubt, and this video posted by a rival fan on Twitter will do little to make him feel better about it. Check out the clip below of Bruno’s in-game ‘highlights’. Spoiler alert: It is the shortest build you are likely to see.
Bruno Fernandes vs. Manchester city
CF Comps (@CF_Comps) January 6, 2021
Fans of rivals Man United can be forgiven for making the most of their opportunity to poke fun at Fernandes, as hardly one has appeared since he arrived from Sporting Lisbon a year ago. He has made Premier League ground beef to date.
If anything, savoring defeat in tonight’s semi-final, particularly on United’s own turf, will only leave Fernandes more motivated to lead his team’s quest for the Premier League title this campaign. He has the feeling that illusory performances of this nature will never become the norm; he will not allow it.