Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heaped praises on Bruno Fernandes’ display in Manchester United’s victory over Everton, though admits he sometimes leaves him ‘frustrated’ with his positioning.
The midfielder had another good game, dragging his side back from a goal down against Everton with two quick-fire goals to set United on their way towards a very three points.
His first goal was a goodbheader and his second a cross that missed Rashford’s head but snuck it at the far post, while he also added an assist for Edinson Cavani to wrap up the 3-1 win.
While Solskjaer was happy with most aspects of Fernandes’ performance against Everton, he did highlight his tendency to get caught out of position when he tries to do too much to help the team.
Asked about his display, Solskjaer told MUTV: ‘Great performance. Of course leading the boys, there’s desire and determination. He’s everywhere on the pitch!
‘Sometimes that frustrates me, because sometimes there’s passes being played where he should have been and he’s not there.
‘But you know when you’ve got someone who drives them on like this, of course you’re very happy.’
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United captain Harry Maguire was full of praise for Fernandes’ performance and says it speaks so much about his character after he was criticised in the defeat against Istanbul Basaksehir.
The England international told MUTV: ‘Bruno was excellent today. He came under a little bit of stick on Wednesday night. ‘But he’s a big character, he’s a big leader, and he’s reacted brilliantly.
‘And that’s only what he does. He does his talking on the pitch and I’m delighted that he’s got a couple of goals – or whatever you want to call it, a goal and an assist. But he was brilliant out there and helped us get the victory.’