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Wayne Rooney praises Bruno Fernandes for his ‘unbelievable’ no-look assist to tee up Kobbie Mainoo for Man United’s second goal against Man City… as fans ask ‘how can Red Devils supporters malign their captain?’


Wayne Rooney heaped praise on Bruno Fernandes for his «incredible» assist during the FA Cup final after the Portuguese midfielder set up Kobbie Mainoo for Manchester United’s second goal against Manchester City.

United shocked Pep Guardiola’s champions by taking a 2-0 first-half lead, with Alejandro Garnacho capitalizing on a defensive mix-up between Josko Guardiola and Ederson to fire the ball into an open goal.

The Red Devils doubled their lead just nine minutes later when Garnacho fed the ball to Fernandes just on the edge of the penalty area. The Portuguese midfielder had plenty of time to make an impact, but instead seemingly produced a sensational, no-look pass to Kobbie Mainoo on the left side of the box.

The young star, who was named in Gareth Southgate’s England preliminary squad for Euro 2024 last week, curled the ball beautifully past Ederson into the bottom right corner to give Erik ten Haga’s side a 2-0 lead.

Along with supporters online, Rooney, speaking to the BBC, hailed Fernandes’ moment of genius.

«The second goal is unbelievable. The pass from Bruno (Fernandez) is unbelievable,” said Rooney.

Fans reacted to Fernandes’ pass online, with one writing on X (formerly Twitter): «That assist from Bruno Fernandes was insane.»

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Another praised the United captain for choosing not to shoot and pass instead: «That pass from Bruno Fernandes to play it to Maino and not shoot wowowowow.»

One fan asked why United fans were so critical of the midfielder, writing: «How Manchester United fans slander Bruno Fernandes, he is by far their best player, what an assist.»

More to follow…

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