Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes was pleased with the “Fergie time” victory against Brentford
Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes lauds the “Fergie time” goals from Scott McTominay that won the game for his team. United beat Brentford 2-1 at Old Trafford in the dramatic Premier League showdown on Saturday.
The Red Devils survived their third consecutive loss at Old Trafford after two back-to-back extra-time goals from McTominay.
Brentford took the lead from Mathias Jensen’s goal in the 26th minute of the game. The Scotsman came on as a substitute in the 87th minute and played an incredible cameo for his team in the extra time.
Under the legendary regime of former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, United famously earned a reputation for snatching late victories. Rival clubs often complained about the long extra time United used to get at Old Trafford if they were chasing the game.
Ferguson earned a reputation for playing mind games and exerting pressure on the officials to benefit his club. Fernandes spoke to reporters (h/t Manchester Evening News) after the game and gave tribute to the legendary manager. He said:
“I know it’s difficult to be on the bench, everyone wants to be playing, but Scott came on for 10 minutes and scored two goals. It’s Fergie time at United, it’s quite normal to score at this time of the game and part of it being Fergie time, it has to be an academy player scoring too.”
Ferguson’s wife Cathy Ferguson sadly passed away on 5th October at the age of 84. The Old Trafford paid tribute to her before the start of the Premier League game. It is poetic that the 26-year-old Scotsman scored twice during the Fergie time for United on the day we remember her.
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We think that Fernandes will be hoping that the dramatic late winner can help build momentum for the Red Devils. United have lost six out of the 11 games they have played in all competitions this season. The United captain needs to rally his teammates and add to this result in hopes of achieving success this season.