Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford have been named in the latest BBC Team of the Week.
Suddenly, Manchester United find themselves inside the top four after an excellent weekend for the Red Devils. Winning against West Ham, while our rivals dropped points was the perfect way to go into the international break.
It’s fair to say that Ralf Rangnick’s side have started to perform better of late. The overall quality on display is there for prolonged periods of time as we slowly but surely find our feet in the new system.
Despite enjoying total control against West Ham, the scoreline was 0-0 deep into injury time. Up steps Marcus Rashford to provide the all-important winner that allowed us to leap above David Moyes’ side in the table.
For that performance, Marcus Rashford was one of two reds named in the latest BBC Team of the Week following a top display. The other? Bruno Fernandes.
Check out the BBC Team of the Week in full here:
While it’s pretty weird to see Rashy given the nod after playing very limited minutes off the substitutes bench, the importance of that goal probably warrants his spot. Sure, we’re in January, but come the end of the campaign we could well look back on that goal as our turning point.
As for Bruno, his influence is always on full display. Yeah, we often have to take the rough with the smooth when it comes to the Portugal international, but when he’s on it, there aren’t many better in the world at what he does.
Goals, assists, directness, leadership. Bruno is the catalyst for this team and the formation change back to the 4-3-3 definitely benefits him the most.
It goes without saying, these two have to be playing at their absolute maximum from now until the end of the season if we’re to be playing Champions League football in 2022/23.
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