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Bruno Fernandes praises four Man United teammates for roles in wonderstrike vs Sheffield United



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Bruno Fernandes has praised four of his Manchester United teammates for their roles during his wonderstrike during the 4-2 win over Sheffield United.

The Reds eventually won against the Premier League relegation side following some difficulties throughout the encounter.

Erik ten Hag’s side went behind twice in the game but Bruno Fernandes was on hand to help drag his team to victory.

After scoring a penalty to equalise for the second time, Fernandes produced a stunning strike on his left foot from outside the box to give United the lead.

“I think the best one is the one that hits the net, to be honest,” joked Bruno when he was asked which of his goals he preferred. “I don’t mind it being from the penalty spot or from the edge.

I would prefer from the edge because as a fan, I think they will enjoy more. Me as a player and as a fan of football, I will enjoy more scoring from the edge because I think it’s more beautiful.”

Whilst his weak footed goal appeared to be a tremendous solo effort, United’s captain believed that four of his teammates deserved praise for their roles within the move.

Kobbie Mainoo provided the assist for his captain and whilst it was a simple pass, the teenager played it at the right time and also provided communication for his captain.

Bruno also praised Rasmus Højlund, Alejandro Garnacho and Diogo Dalot for their movements that helped him have the time to shoot from distance.

“It’s a different goal. And obviously, I think it’s a great strike. But I think the team movement was great to make the spaces bigger,” he told club media. “And as I said, when they have the line so deep, we need a lot of movements to make the space bigger.

“And we had many movements there on the right side, passing the ball. Then the ball from Kobbie is at the right time. He called me. That’s something that is really important in football.

“He called me time so I could turn. And when I turn, Rasmus does a movement wide where he attracts the midfielder. And then there’s another two movements to pin their last line back that is from Diogo and Garna. That gives me more space to hit the target.

“It’s always a team goal, you know, even when it doesn’t look like because obviously the shot is amazing, I won’t take the credit away from that, I have to give credit to myself but I think it’s a lot of things that make the space bigger for someone to have the possibility to get a shot.”