Bruno Fernandes assisted Anthony Martial for Manchester United’s second goal in their 3-0 win over Watford.
There’s a new bromance in town and it involves Martial and United’s January signing Fernandes.
The attacking duo have struck up a good on-field understanding and combined for one of the three goals on Sunday, in a game which saw Fernandes score one and assist two.
Fernandes played Martial in on goal before the Frenchman’s first effort was blocked by ex-United goalkeeper Ben Foster. He dinked the ball over the Watford keeper seconds later.
Taking to Instagram at full-time, Martial sarcastically demanded better service from his new team-mate, writing: “Great win and please @brunofernandes.10 next time give me a better pass.”
“Really?” Fernandes responded, with a laughing emoji.
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One fan commented: “Can’t wait till you play along side Martial and Rashford”.
With Marcus Rashford possibly out for the remainder of the season, as well as the European Championships in the summer, Fernandes will have to wait until next season to play with United’s best goalscorer this term.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was happy with Fernandes after his superb performance against Watford.
“He has come in, done really well and given everyone a boost,” the Norwegian coach said, as per BBC Sport. “It means more than just getting a player in. You can see the supporters are used to players with that personality, mentality and quality. He’s been a big plus.
“He has come in from day one and, first minute, felt like a presence in the group. First training session, demanding the ball.
“Some players take some time in warming up, but he felt confident straight away.
“It is a bit of a mix between [Paul] Scholes and [Juan Sebastian] Veron, to be fair, he’s got the temperament of Veron and a lot of the quality of Scholesy.”
It’s great that Fernandes has hit the ground running when you consider how difficult it can be for players to join a new squad halfway through the season.
He could play a big part in our challenge for the Champions League spots.