“Changed the game!” – loads of Man Utd fans say the same thing about Bruno Fernandes

Portugal were sent crashing out of this summer’s European Championships after losing their round-of-16 tie with Belgium. The champions from 2016 dominated proceedings in the second half but failed to find a breakthrough.

Bruno Fernandes was dropped from the starting line-up for a second consecutive time, sparking outrage from fans at manager Fernando Santos, who will have won few people over after a disastrous defence of their title.

A first-half goal from Thorgan Hazard was enough to see Belgium through, and although Bruno Fernandes’ introduction energized Portugal, it was too little too late for them.

The 26-year-old had a positive impact on the game and contributed to Portugal’s best chances in the game but despite his greatest efforts, exits the competition at the first knock-out stage.

Fernandes, who made his 85th appearance in just over a year, is now set for a period of rest for the first time in a long time – to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s delight.

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