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Bruno Fernandes: Player Rating and Performance v Newcastle

Despite missing a penalty the Portuguese turned the game in Manchester United's favour to clinch a crucial three points

1:50pm on Sunday 18th October 2020
Paul Macdonald

Bruno Fernandes stepped up for Manchester United when it mattered on Saturday evening, masterminding his side's 4-1 victory over Newcastle at St James' Park.

But it wasn't all plain sailing for Bruno - how did he perform?

📷 Bruno Fernandes: Match Snapshot

United got off to a miserable start with Luke Shaw scoring an own goal in the early stages, but they bounced back well and Fernandes was unfortunate to see a superb curling shot into the top corner ruled out for offside.

Harry Maguire equalised soon after, but it looked like it wouldn't be United's night when they were awarded a penalty on 58 minutes.

PEN MISS ⏱️ 58' Fernandes' formerly immaculate record from the spot was ended as Karl Darlow leapt to his right to palm away the Portuguese's weak penalty.

⏱️ 86' But he redeemed himself in the closing stages, running onto a Marcus Rashford pass to steady himself and curl into the top corner, giving Darlow absolutely no chance.

A ⏱️ 90+6' And he rounded things off in the closing stages, pinging a 60-yard pass into the path of Marcus Rashford, who ran through on goal to finish confidently.

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Fernandes' performance earned him a 9.2 FC Rating.

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Fernandes actually competed with team-mates Rashford for Man of the Match, with both of them receiving a 9.2 FC Rating. His last performance was a 7.4 FC Rating in Portugal's comfortable 3-0 win over Sweden in the Nations League.

🗝️ Key Stats

Fernandes match stats

FC Rating9.2FC Man of the Match
Mins Played90
Touches110Rank #1
Passes75Rank #2
Final Third Passes35Rank #1
Shots5Rank #2

Fernandes: What Next?

United are far from fixed, but their midfield looked far more settled and organised in this contest and Fernandes was at the heart of that. United need to continue to look at the things that Fernandes does best and continue to exploit the in order to progress.

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