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Bruno Fernandes Plays Brilliant Pass As He Shows Class In Europa League

Ryan Sidle

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Bruno Fernandes Plays Brilliant Pass As He Shows Class In Europa League

Bruno Fernandes once again proved the difference for Manchester United, as they beat Real Sociedad, with two goals and a pass out of the top drawer.

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Ever since joining United, from Sporting, just over a year ago, Fernandes has been the fulcrum of the team and been one of the best players on the planet.

His goals and assists have time and again won games for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, almost single handedly, and on Thursday night he was instrumental in their Europa League last 32 first leg win.

Bruno scored twice against the La Liga opposition but it was his pass to Daniel James, that resulted in a foul by Nacho Monreal, that was particularly pleasing on the eye.

United looked good early on, and Marcus Rashford had a couple of opportunities to score that he spurned, kicking one shot straight at the keeper when a shot either side would have resulted in a goal.

With several changes to their side the Premier League team did give La Real a couple of chances themselves in the first half.

However Fernandes made it 1-0 before the half hour mark, as he let three Sociedad players converge on the ball from Rashford's pass, only to slot it home from the ensuing panic.

Another Rashford pass split the hosts, who were playing their home game at the Juventus Stadium in Turin because of Covid regulations, and Bruno found James, who played it back to the Portuguese midfielder to make it 2-0.

Fred then played a perfect pass for Rashford, who fully atoned for his earlier misses with a lovely finish to make it 3-0.

James was unlucky not to get a goal of his own, when Mason Greenwood was just offside in the build up, but did add the fourth late on, to all but end the tie.

United fans will also be happy new boy Amad Diallo made his debut off the bench.

Solskjaer, who's side face Newcastle United on Sunday, will be able to rest players in the second leg at Old Trafford next week ahead of their game against Chelsea a week on Sunday.

Fernandes for once won't be needed.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Bruno Fernandes, Europa League, Manchester United, England, Marcus Rashford, Real Sociedad, Spain

Ryan Sidle
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