Bruno Fernandes praised his “Paul Scholes-esque” SCREAMER when Manchester United beat Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League. The Old Trafford legend admitted that he “loved” that spot on the edge of the box
- Bruno Fernandes scored an impressive goal in Man United’s Champions League victory
- His first goal against Istanbul Basaksehir was a miracle from afar
- The goal was described by BT Sport experts at halftime as “Paul Scholes-esque”
- Scholes admitted that he loves the position Fernandes met in
Bruno Fernandes’ wonderful opening goal for Manchester United against Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday night has been described as “Paul Scholes-esque” by BT Sport experts.
The Portuguese midfielder blew off the edge of the box after seven minutes at Old Trafford after clearing a corner. Fernandes’ shot went straight to the top corner of the net.
Fernandes scored another goal later in the first half when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side won 4-1. The 26-year-old was happy about his individual performance.
Bruno Fernandes (above) scored an impressive goal in Man United’s 4-1 win over Istanbul
The midfielder released a screamer from the edge of the box after seven minutes
After the game, the United midfielder told BT Sport: “It was a really good goal. You have to be ready when you are on the edge of the box to possibly stop the counterattack.
“This time I felt like I had to shoot, maybe next time I’ll have to foul and get a yellow card.”
Former Manchester United midfielder Scholes was at the BT Sports studio to cover the game. The experts Gary Lineker, Owen Hargreaves and Rio Ferdinand agreed that it was a “Scholesy-like blow”.
Scholes admitted that he often took this position on the edge of the box at the corners, while also having time to praise Fernandes’ overall performance.
Ex-United star Paul Scholes admitted that he loved the area where Fernandes met
The 46-year-old said: “I’ve always loved this place, waiting for the ball to come and hoping there would be no defenders and no one would be on the edge of the box. What a first hit and it was a sensational goal.
“He was the one who won it for her early on. He is their most creative player and he will create all the chances, including the bad goals from midfield that all count. ‘
Fernandes almost had the chance to score a hat trick in the first half of the Istanbul game when Manchester United received a penalty when Marcus Rashford fell.