We’re undecided what’s sooner: Bruno Fernandes’ begin to life at Manchester United, or their counter assault for his second objective within the 3-Zero thrashing of Brighton.
The January signing grabbed his fourth and fifth objective in simply eight Premier League video games as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s males continued to look mightily spectacular for the reason that restart.
Mason Greenwood’s opener was nicely taken – a few sharp stepovers earlier than a fast end – and Fernandes doubled their lead courtesy of a heavy deflection.
It was the third United objective which actually caught the attention, and sparked reminiscences of one other man signed from Sporting Lisbon.
Keep in mind Cristiano Ronaldo’s breakaway objective towards Arsenal on the Emirates through the 2009 Champions League quarter-finals? Effectively, it was a bit like that.
Nemanja Matic launched Greenwood with a shocking volley out broad, earlier than the 18-year-old sprinted on the byline with electrifying tempo.
With three United forwards consuming up the turf to get within the field, Greenwood picked out an inch-perfect cross for Fernandes to smash it house on the volley.
The win means United stay undefeated for the reason that restart and near inside two factors of fourth-place Chelsea, who tackle West Ham on the London Stadium on Wednesday evening.
However greater than the outcomes, this was one other signal that the Purple Devils are as soon as once more a power to be reckoned with.
They dominated from the primary minute and, for the primary time shortly, confirmed a few of that devastating, mouth-watering soccer the membership are well-known for.
In the meantime, Brighton, who barely arrived within the recreation till it was all-but over, stay six factors above the drop zone.