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Roy Keane ‘scared’ as Man United star praised for “terrific” new role vs Man City



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Bruno Fernandes has been praised for his performance against Manchester City after Roy Keane admits that one Manchester United stat is “scary”.

Sunday afternoon saw Manchester United lose 3-1 against Manchester City after a stunning opening effort from Marcus Rashford, which was bettered by second-half goals from Phil Foden (2) and Erling Haaland.

Across the Premier League, Erik ten Hag‘s men have now lost 11 games, which Roy Keane has explained is a statistic he finds “scary” considering the success he had as a player for United.

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“That’s 11 league games they’ve lost – that’s one scary stat when you consider… you look at United, giving up so many goals in defeats,” Keane told Sky Sports after the fixture had ended.

“The last 20-25 minutes, City were… well, it was men v boys at the end, they were just hanging in there and making mistakes,” he added.

However, Bruno Fernandes has received immense praise for the role he played against Guardiola’s men, with the Portuguese international playing a pretty advanced role.

He was vital in Rashford’s goal, bringing down André Onana’s goal kick and shielding the ball away from Ruben Dias before laying it off for Rashford to strike into the top corner.

“Bruno was terrific today I have to say in this [false nine] role,” pundit Danny Murphy said on BBC’s Match of the Day 2 when reviewing the fixture.

“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.”