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Man United’s Bruno Fernandes stars for Portugal in 5-0 thrashing of Bosnia and Herzegovina – Man United News And Transfer News

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes performed 79 minutes for Portugal of their 5-0 UEFA Euro Qualifier victory towards Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The United captain obtained on the rating sheet.

His purpose was Portugal’s third of the sport after Cristiano Ronaldo’s sensational brace put the Selecao firmly in management throughout the opening 25 minutes.

Barcelona duo Joao Cancelo and Joao Felix additionally registered targets within the first half, to make sure that the second interval of the match was solely a formality.

Fernandes grabbed two assists in Portugal’s final fixture vs. Slovakia. This time, he did one higher by clinching his 18th worldwide purpose since making his debut in 2017.

During the time he was on the pitch for the nationwide group, Fernandes had 54 touches of the ball to his identify.

He efficiently delivered 35 of the 43 passes he tried to seek out his teammates with, chalking up a move success charge of 81%.

The playmaking midfielder made three makes an attempt to cross the ball and got here out on high simply as soon as.

In a formidable present of his technical capacity, Fernandes tried to ping an extended ball on six events and located his supposed goal 4 occasions.

The 29-year-old missed one massive likelihood, from a implausible cross delivered contained in the opposition field by United teammate Diogo Dalot.

Fernandes might nevertheless not make a clean-enough reference to the ball and so, a clear-cut goalscoring alternative went begging.

The United skipper delved into 4 floor duels and received three of them. He was not required to contest any challenges within the air.

Finally, Fernandes made one clearance and twice as many tackles which helped neutralize any little menace that Bosnia and Herzegovina tried to mount.

(Stats obtained from Sofascore)

Portugal boss Roberto Martinez beforehand referred to Fernandes as a “dream player” for any coach to handle as a result of footballer’s intelligence and offensive contributions. He confirmed as soon as extra why Martinez has such excessive religion in him.

For Fernandes, all focus now shifts to United and the Red Devils’ upcoming Premier League go to to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United.


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