A virtuoso performance from Sporting CP playmaker Bruno Fernandes has left Manchester United fans ruing the club's decision to abandon a summer move.
He set up all three of his side's goals in a 3-1 victory away to Portimonense on Sunday, with the Red Devils suffering a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford a day prior.
The Portuguese's current employers slapped a
Bruno Fernandes had 3 assists for Sporting last night including this beauty — Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) August 26, 2019
The kind of creativity Man United were craving for having been heavily linked during the Summer! #LigaNOS pic.twitter.com/rAmMFivne5
Just a reminder that Manchester United Football Club rejected Bruno Fernandes because he 'gives away the ball too much' and continue from there to play Jesse Lingard in that position.— M United_boy (@Mashu17_4thmile) August 25, 2019
If you're not crying, you'll be laughing. pic.twitter.com/ToF5ASdtk9
It doesn't take a genius to see this United team CAN'T break down a low-block team.— UtdBuzz (@UtdBuzz) August 24, 2019
But we rejected the chance to sign Bruno Fernandes you know.
It really is a laughable situation for the club...
Funny how United vetoed the signing of Bruno Fernandes citing concerns over his final ball when they start Jesse Lingard every game.— Junaid Mehkri (@JunaidMehkri) August 24, 2019
Two assists by Bruno Fernandes — Unlucky Luciano (@aidankayyy) August 25, 2019
But his ability isn’t good enough for Manchester United because Jesse Lingard is a far better player and plays the United way.
Both assists came under 5mins btw
Today, Bruno Fernandes had more assists (3) in 90 minutes than Jesse Lingard has had in his last 37 games. pic.twitter.com/3MgFdC7CSq— UtdArena. (@utdarena) August 25, 2019
Like Maguire United will sign Bruno Fernandes next season for a higher fee #MUFC— Anand (@30rvp) August 25, 2019
If we miss out on Top 4, large element of it will be because of the stupidity of not buying any creative midfield player. Bruno Fernandes was begging to come and we settled for Lingard fluffing chances and Mata disappearing acts. #mufc— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) August 19, 2019