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Bruno Fernandes sends Pep Guardiola brutal message after FA Cup final



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Bruno Fernandes has sent Pep Guardiola a brutal message following Manchester United’s FA Cup victory over Manchester City on Saturday afternoon.

Manchester United delivered their best performance of the season, triumphing over Manchester City in a captivating FA Cup final under Erik ten Hag’s leadership.

The game kicked off with United taking the initiative. Alejandro Garnacho opened the scoring with a sharp, well-placed shot, setting the tone for the match. Building on this momentum, Kobbie Mainoo, later named Player of the Match, scored a brilliant goal just before halftime, giving United a solid 2-0 lead.

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Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, despite being the Premier League champions, struggled to match United’s intensity and tactical discipline. Jeremy Doku managed to pull one back for City, but their efforts to level the score were thwarted by United’s robust defence and strategic gameplay.

United’s performance was marked by cohesive teamwork and flawless execution of Ten Hag’s game plan. The team’s tactical discipline and resilience were evident throughout the match. In the end, Manchester United emerged as the deserving victors, although Pep Guardiola did not seem to think so

Speaking to BBC Sport after the game, the Spaniard was asked if United were the better team, to which he responded: “No.”

Expanding on his comment, he then added: “The second half we were there all the game. Manchester United are always a transition team. First half we struggled a bit but second half we were better. In general, it as a good performance for a final.”

However, in brutal contrasts, Fernandes believes the polar opposite of Guardiola’s comments, explaining that after a “long season”, United sacrificed enough to be the better team and beat City, lifting the trophy as a result.

“It’s a long season; it was difficult,” Fernandes said after the final whistle.

“It was our last chance to get something positive from the season. We’ve been here last year, we were not good enough go up the stairs and lift the trophy, so we had to see them doing that. This season is the other way around. 

“We played a great team. They have great qualities, great players, a great manager. We had to go there to suffer. We had to sacrifice, but we also had to put some quality into the game. And we did great things.”