Paul Scholes hails Manchester United superstar for ‘sacrificing’ himself for teammates

Paul Scholes hails Bruno Fernandes for sacrificing himself for the team

Speaking after the Barcelona game on BT Sport (h/t Daily Mail), Paul Scholes hails Bruno Fernandes for sacrificing his favoured position for the betterment of Manchester United on the night.

Erik ten Hag started Fernandes on the right wing in the first half of the Barcelona game on Thursday. Despite giving a penalty away in the first half, the Portugal international was one of the best players in the team.

After the break, the manager switched things around and brought Antony on to play on the right wing, allowing Fernandes to operate in his more natural number 10 position. The captain made up for his error in the first half by assisting the equaliser scored by Fred.

Here’s what Scholes said when praising the Portuguese international for his positional sacrifice (h/t Daily Mail):

“Sacrifice is what it’s all about in these big games.

“Rooney did it so many times to accommodate Cristiano Ronaldo, bringing that anticipation and quality to the team that Bruno has, and wherever he plays in the team he is capable of creating a goal.”

While we cannot take the credit away from Fernandes for not letting his head down because he is playing in an unfamiliar position, the team played their best football on the night when he was switched to his natural position.

It is a good message for the future though, that the 28-year-old will do whatever it takes to win games for Manchester United.

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Paul Scholes hails the sacrificial attitude of Bruno Fernandes for the betterment of the team. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

There is a good feel about how things are going at the moment. Erik ten Hag seems to have everything under control. His decisions and changes are also making an impact just how he would like them to.

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There is a big game coming up on Sunday – the Carabao Cup Final against Newcastle United. While we can praise the Dutchman for the job he has done so far, trophies are the currency of success at Old Trafford. Let’s hope we end our six-year drought for a trophy by lifting the cup this weekend.