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Ten Hag praises Bruno Fernandes for penalty gesture

In addition to Arsenal and Aston Villa, Manchester United were also among the winners of the Premier League weekend. After the 3-0 win over Everton, captain Bruno Fernandes received special praise

Alejandro Garnacho scored the Premier League’s most beautiful goal for a long time on Sunday evening with a bicycle kick. After Manchester United’s 3:0 away win at Everton FC, coach Erik ten Hag also explicitly praised the scoring of the 2:0 goal – even though it was a normal penalty: Marcus Rashford gave Jordan Pickford no chance in the 56th minute.

Ten Hag’s praise, however, was less about the scorer than the man who deliberately did not take the shot. Captain Bruno Fernandes, usually a safe bet from eleven meters, had demonstratively handed the ball to Rashford. “I had the feeling Marcus needed confidence and his goal,” the Portuguese explained later. “I was sure he would convert. “

Bruno Fernandes: “After the penalty, Marcus was unstoppable “

Rashford, the Red Devils’ outstanding attacking player last season, had only scored once in twelve competitive games up until Sunday and was seen by many as a symbol of his team’s bumpy start to the season. Is he now returning to form like the record champions, who have won five of their last six league games?

He certainly accepted Bruno Fernandes’ gift with thanks, and the latter said: “Strikers and wingers want goals, need goals. I think Marcus was unstoppable after the penalty and could have taken on anyone. “

Ten Hag, who took the armband off Harry Maguire before the season and put it on Bruno Fernandes, said: “You can see what a great captain Bruno is. You need that leadership as a team.” Rashford “very much” needed the goal

ManUnited suddenly have their sights set on the top

While Manchester City and Liverpool denied each other a win in Saturday’s 1-1 draw and Tottenham also lost 2-1 to new fourth-placed Aston Villa on Sunday, Man United have reduced the gap to the Champions League places to four points; even leaders Arsenal have “only” six more.

For now, however, full concentration will be on Wednesday’s visit to Galatasaray and the plan to stay in the Champions League despite only three points and fourth place in Bayern Group A. Ten Hag will not be relying on Rashford – the attacker with two goals this season has been suspended for one match following his red card in Copenhagen (3:4)



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