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Man United player praised by Thierry Henry – “not a lot of people do that”



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Bruno Fernandes has been praised by Thierry Henry for his performance against Manchester City last weekend and his involvement in Marcus Rashford’s goal.

It is a well-known fact that Thierry Henry is one of the greatest players to have ever player in the Premier League, meaning his opinion holds great weight.

During Manchester United‘s 3-1 loss against Manchester City last weekend, there was plenty to analyse, but Henry decided to focus on the great role that Bruno Fernandes played in Marcus Rashford‘s opening goal.

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“Bruno Fernandes, and I know that the strike of Rashford is magnificent, but you will see on the replay, Bruno Fernandes is telling Rashford, ‘Look, I am going to put that on the platter for you. Wait, I will hold, I will hold, and I will give you a ball for you to strike’,” Henry said on Sky Sports.

“Not like a hard ball for a one-two, no, and I know people will tell me, that’s obvious. But, no, not a lot of people do that. He put that on the platter for him. John Stones, unfortunately for him, turns, and what a strike and what a start for Man United at the beginning of the game.”

Henry was not the only pundit to lay praise on Fernandes for his performance, with BBC Match of the Day pundit Danny Murphy also highlighting the role the club captain played at the Etihad.

“Bruno was terrific today I have to say in this [false nine] role,” Murphy said on Sunday evening.

“Really clever footballer, running in behind, not always coming to feet, has he got the composure to hold it up, to find somebody?

“Great run by [Scott] McTominay as well to create the space, and what a strike it is from Rashford, reminiscent of last season, some of the type of goals he scored.”