What Bruno's first goal meant to him
Bruno Fernandes described his first goal for Manchester United as a 'dream come true' as he scored the opener in a 3-0 victory against Watford at Old Trafford.
The Portuguese midfielder got off the mark for his new club after winning and converting a penalty for the Reds, shortly before half-time. But Bruno's involvement in the match wasn't done there, as he helped set Anthony Martial on his way for our second and assisted Mason Greenwood's rocket of a strike to secure all three points.
This performance adds to his assist in last Monday's Premier League match against Chelsea, which saw Bruno provide the corner for Harry Maguire to head home.
“It feels so good,” he said to MUTV after the game.
“For me, it’s another dream come true. These last few weeks have been amazing for me and the team. We drew against Wolves, but, after that, we had good games, away against Chelsea and home against Watford today, but I’m really happy about the three points and we are [moving] up in the table.”
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“I feel happy,” he added.
“My family arrived on Friday, they arrived just in time to see me score.”
There was plenty of confidence behind the technique used by Fernandes to take his spot-kick. The midfielder has now scored each of his last 13 penalties in top-flight football, stretching back to his time with Udinese in 2016.
Bruno produced an elaborate jump before sending Ben Foster the wrong way to ensure the Reds went into the break with the lead.
“Normally, I shoot in this way, but I also change sometimes. Today, I felt confident to shoot like this and the goal was good,” he said.
Fernandes has been a popular arrival since his move from Sporting Lisbon was confirmed in January, with plenty of chants of
“Bruno, Bruno” when he was brought down in the 40th minute.
“I feel good about this. The fans are amazing and they give me more confidence to play and be happy when I play, but also part of this is from my team-mates. They help me a lot, they give me a lot of confidence, they trust in me and that is the most important for me.”
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In the latter stages of the game, Fernandes also turned provider for Greenwood, who rocketed a shot in off the crossbar and into the top corner with 15 minutes to go. When asked about the promising 18-year old, Bruno believes he has what it takes to be a good player.
“Mason has a lot of qualities. He’s short and he needs to grow up more, but with the confidence he has, the trust we pass to him and the quality he has, he can be such a good player.”
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