Bruno Fernandes

A Goalless Draw Takes United To Europa League Last 16

Manchester United had to contend with a goalless draw against Real Sociedad at Old Trafford on Thursday. But it couldn’t prevent the Man U team from progressing to the Europa League round of 16.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s knew that his team would reach the next level as they were leading 4-0 from the first leg of the league. Also, he was confident of the players like Bruno Fernandes and Anthony Martial.

Missing goals

Manchester United

Real Sociedad missed the first goal opportunity in the 13th minute when they were awarded with a penalty kick for a clumsy challenge from Daniel James of the United. But captain Mikel Oyarzabal sent the ball too wide of the goal.

It was United’s turn to score a goal on the 24th minute when Bruno Fernandes spotted the Sociedad goalkeeper Alex Remiro off his line and tried to send the ball into the net but the shot was crushed at the crossbar.

In 36th minute, Remiro provided James an opportunity to score a goal when he saved a lofted from Fernandes but James failed with his headed effort.

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Highlights Of The Manchester United V/S Club Brugge Match

Manchester United scored its spot in the last 16 of the Europa League by beating Club Brugge with 6-1. And what was more exciting is that almost all the Reds including Bruno Fernandes, OdionIghalo, Scott McTominay and Fred were on the scoresheet.

Reds bag five

Winning by five goal-margin was a big win in a European game for the Reds. Last time Reds performed in the Old Trafford was four years ago when they beat Midtjylland in the same competition. On the Thursday match, the Reds dominated the ground from the beginning.

The last 16 awaits

Thursday’s victory mean that the Reds have progressed to the last 16 of the Europa League for the fourth-time in their history. And now they must get ready to meet bigger challenges from peers of the Premier League side like Wolverhampton Wanderers and Scottish club Rangers.

Ighalo off the mark

The striker appeared physically imposing on the ground especially when he held off a Brugge defender while looking for a team-mate to give the pass. His impressive game kept the Reds attacking on the Brugge.

Bruno pulls the strings

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