Manchester United Football Club secured a massive three points at Stamford Bridge this evening, with the Red Devils winning 2-0 and closing the gap on the top four.
The Old Trafford outfit now sit just three points off the pace, with it all to play for going into the business end of the season.
At this level, it’s all about those small margins. Having that on-ball quality and ability to carve out openings is what it usually comes down to. United have lacked in that department this season, particularly with Paul Pogba down injured. Enter Bruno Fernandes.
After an excellent debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Fernandes would take to the field for his first United away game. From minute one, the Portuguese midfielder wanted the ball, he was directing his teammates all over the field and trying to make things happen. He’s a leader.
It’s not just his on-ball quality from open play, either. Not many can deliver from the dead-ball situation like Fernandes can – just ask Harry Maguire who scored a peach of a header from Fernandes’ corner.
This is just his second game and Fernandes already looks right at home. We’re right to expect him to only improve from this point forward and I’m definitely excited to see how he gets on.
As you’d expect, United fans were buzzing all over Twitter about the 25-year-old’s top display vs Chelsea and rightly so. We’ve compiled some of the best reactions below: