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Wayne Rooney makes shock Bruno Fernandes admission following Man United draw



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Wayne Rooney has admitted that he thinks Bruno Fernandes’ halfway-line goal against Liverpool was better than his against West Ham in 2014.

Bruno Fernandes scored a brilliant goal from the halfway line against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon as Manchester United drew 2-2 in the Premier League.

Goals from Kobbie Mainoo and Fernandes were equal to efforts from Luis Diaz and Mohammed Salah, although the finishes from Erik ten Hag‘s men were spectacular.

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Wayne Rooney, former United captain, himself scored such a goal rather brilliantly against West Ham in 2014. Rooney’s effort, however, was more of a height shot, whereas Bruno Fernandes hit the ball first time and in a much flatter way.

Rooney, speaking after the game, admitted that he thinks Fernandes’ goal is harder, which may shock some.

Speaking while watching footage of his 2014 goal, Rooney said: “That’s an easier technique to do than Bruno’s one today, yeah,” Rooney told Premier League Productions after the game.

“To strike it well, but I mean… I had a similar one against West Ham for Everton, which was more similar to Bruno’s one, but that one’s easier than what Bruno’s done because your left foot can get in the way of it.

“The amount of times I see players when you go to kick the ball, and it’s the left toe, and then you completely miss the ball. So Bruno’s goal there was an incredible technique.”

Fernandes’ brilliant goal was his 50th Premier League for United in 154 league games, while also being his 10th goal of the season across all competitions.

He is only the fourth midfielder to score 50 Premier League goals for United, and his next goal will be his 75th for the club.