After a series of consecutive defeats, MU won again on the occasion that all could not expect.
If Abdoulaye Doucoure’s finish on Everton’s side in the second half of the match, the adventure for coach Ole Solskjaer could come to an end. However, Doucoure finished the bar, and then MU striker Edinson Cavani punished the opponent’s wastefulness.
In the event that MU lost to Everton, the leadership of “Red Devils” did not fire coach Solskjaer. However, the pressure on the Norwegian strategist will grow. However, in the midst of doubting the Norwegian strategist, Bruno Fernandes appeared and removed the burden on the 47-year-old coach’s shoulder.
Fernandes – MU’s amulet
MU is creating strange things when they seem to play better when they kick away from home. Three points won at Goodison Park on the evening of November 7 helped “Red Devils” increase their consecutive winning streak on away field to number 7, equalizing the record set by Sir Alex Ferguson in 1993 (according to The data of The Guardian).
The face that represents the resilience of MU is definitely Bruno Fernandes, the double author and the tectonic phase on Everton. At Goodison Park in Merseyside, no one is better than the Portuguese midfielder.
Fernandes is like a bee working hard on the field. He moves a lot, constantly pressing and becoming an inspiration in MU attack situations, the team is leading the table but never panic.
The former Sporting Lisbon midfielder has 81 touches, launched 6 shots, achieved a passing rate of 78% accuracy and has 3 dribbles (according to WhoScored data). However, it is not enough to judge Fernandes by statistics alone.
Fernandes used to describe himself as a pitched “warrior”. His football against Everton reflects exactly that, when the 26-year-old midfielder plays aggressively, is not afraid of collisions and is ready to rush into the dispute with the opponent.
At the end of the first half, after making a wrong pass, Fernandes immediately went into a fierce block with Seamus Coleman. That image disturbed Roy Keane, the former captain of the club, full of blood in the MU midfield more than two decades ago.
At Goodison Park, Harry Maguire is still assigned to captain the “Red Devils”, but Fernandes really shows the influence and clear leadership qualities on the field. When needed, he is not afraid to argue with the referee to demand fairness for the home team.
These manifestations only appear in players with leadership qualities. Fernandes’s performance has been alarming lately. However, it was not because the player suddenly turned bad. The level of the Portuguese midfielder is something that cannot be lost.
Fernandes is considered a talisman of Man United. In the three wins that Manchester City representatives won from the beginning of the Premier League season, all have the shoe prints of a £ 47 million contract with 4 goals and 3 assists.
Over time, Fernandes is becoming the fulcrum for United’s attacks. And at the club now, it is the Portuguese midfielder, not Paul Pogba, that is the main nucleus in the way coach Solskjaer is building.