Bruno Fernandes stars in Manchester United’s win over Brighton
Jul 04 2020
Harry Maguire led United's charge with a long pass to Paul Pogba, who in turn fed Fernandes for a fierce drive that cannoned back off the post. Even a half-decent forward with half-decent potential should be able to score goals with those two providing passes for them.
"I've got more than one game-changer".
"So it's quite nice to watch them play football". The Frenchman was often accused of his lack of defensive contributions, but since the change in the tactics, he is a lot more involved in breaking up the play. He knows that, but we have a special talent there we have to nurture.
But the United fans around the world gone insane after the third goal as it was a classic quick counter-attack started off by Matic with a brilliant pass to Greenwood who crossed into the path of Fernandes and the Portuguese scored it past Ryan with a controlled volleyed finish. "But the team is improving, we're in with a shout for the Champions League next year and we still have the FA Cup and Europa League to play and the team is improving, the players are coming back and the style is better".
"I don't like talking about City but you think of David Silva at Manchester City - that player [that] links all the play together, and I think we've found him in Fernandes. There might be a certain decision to make in the next few games between Greenwood and James on that right-hand side, depending on which team they're playing against", Neville told Sky Sports before kick-off.
"He's still only 18 so we will see more from him".
Then minutes after the restart, Fernandes volleyed home after a scintillating counter-attack move from Nemanja Matic and Mason Greenwood, sealing a deserved 3-0 victory against Graham Potter's struggling side.
Maguire nearly made it two with a header that looped narrowly wide and in the 29th minute Brighton cracked again.
It might just be that this latest entry into United's gallery of electrifying goals is the best of the three.
Nemanja Matic's cross-field pass sent Greenwood sprinting away down the left and the teenager unfurled a flawless cross for Fernandes to volley past Ryan from 12 yards.