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Manchester United midfielder Fred may be on the firing line after being sent off against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League at Old Trafford on Wednesday night, but that doesn’t hide the fact that Bruno Fernandes was strangely ineffective. .
The magnificent Portuguese has turned out to be a total revelation for United after signing to a five-and-a-half-year contract from Sporting Lisbon, as he was quickly rewarded for his efforts with Sir Matt Busby. Player of the year prize.
But it’s safe to say that this was far from his prime, as Fernandes ultimately worked to no avail when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team saw their four-game winning streak interrupted by the French Ligue 1 giants.
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Fred was abysmal, Anthony Martial wasn’t much better, but Fernandes seriously disappointed Solskjaer with a wasteful performance.
SofaScore He gave the 26-year-old a low rating of 6.6 out of ten for his efforts: he lost possession 20 times, failed to win a single duel on the ground in seven attempts, was dribbled three times and only made one shot on goal.
Mirror He gave Fernandes a 6/10 rating and stated that he “tried to inspire United once again and had some nice touches, but lacked the usual influence.” 90min he went even further, insisting that he was “in and out of the game, not as influential as usual.”
All style, no substance, huh?
We still cannot understand why the Portugal international played the full 90 minutes despite their obvious struggles, as Solskjaer’s decision to replace Marcus Rashford with Paul Pogba makes very little sense, especially considering the fact that the 23 years old – was named Man of the match by his action.
Not only was it mediocre, but it was also unusually light with Fred and Scott McTominay winning more ground duels than the offensive midfielder.
Perhaps it would have been better to replace Fernandes with the World Cup winner from France.
With Pogba waiting behind the scenes, perhaps Solskjaer could pull the Frenchman further up the field and give Fernandes a break as the Red Devils prepare to travel to West Ham for the weekend.
And in other news, Manchester United must avoid signing Ousmane Dembélé, a Barcelona prone to injuries costs …