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Bruno Fernandes claims another Man Utd player deserved POTM vs Everton over Alejandro Garnacho

Tom Jenkins

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Bruno Fernandes claims another Man Utd player deserved POTM vs Everton over Alejandro Garnacho

Bruno Fernandes was reluctant to give Alejandro Garnacho the Player of the Match award following Manchester United's 3-0 at Everton - joking that another teammate deserved it more.

The 19-year-old Argentine scored what will surely go down as one of the all time Premier League goals, with a spectacular bicycle kick into the top corner just three minutes into the game.

Despite this moment of magic, there was another teenager who stole the show at Goodison, with 18-year-old Kobbie Mainoo impressing on his first Premier League start for United.

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Mainoo looked like he'd been dictating Premier League midfields for years, despite only recently returning from a long-term injury he sustained in pre-season.

Captain Bruno Fernandes was quick to praise Mainoo following the match saying, "He is comfortable with the ball and never makes a mistake. Kobbie put in a great performance yesterday, for sure. Very good!"

Fernandes added: "For his age he has so much qualities. He sees things before others."

Bruno even let his feelings be known when handing over the Player of the Match award to Garnacho on Sky Sports.

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"I don't think he deserves it, but take it. For the goal, so you can remember the goal," he joked.

The United forward appeared to laugh off his captain's comments in the interview and commented on his spectacular goal stating: "I couldn't believe it."

Kobbie Mainoo was outstanding against Everton (Image: Getty)
Kobbie Mainoo was outstanding against Everton (Image: Getty)

Bruno wasn't the only one to take notice of Mainoo's performance with many pundits quick to praise the midfielders display after the match.

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Ex player and pundit Michael Dawson spoke on Sky Sports saying: "Man of the match? I thought it might go to him."

Meanwhile, United legend Gary Neville fears Mainoo’s performance could attract the interest of Manchester City.

"The biggest compliment I can pay him, and it hurts to say this, I hope people can take this in the right spirit… he looked like a Manchester City player," said Neville.

"Honestly, I was watching him and thinking, 'that's a player that Pep Guardiola will be looking at and thinking, I want him in my midfield, that's what my midfield players do."

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Alejandro Garnacho, Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United, Kobbie Mainoo, Everton

Tom Jenkins
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