Competition: Win a Bruno Fernandes home shirt

Sunday 23 July 2023 11:00

Bruno Fernandes marked his first appearance for Manchester United since being announced as the new club captain with a Man of the Match display against Arsenal.

Making his first appearance in pre-season, our Portuguese midfielder opened the scoring in our 2-0 win over the Gunners with a brilliant left-footed finish from outside the box.

His all-round game was impressive, too, as United pressed from the front effectively against our Premier League counterparts, with Bruno’s relentless performance in midfield perfectly embodying that style of play.

Although withdrawn at the break, as manager Erik ten Hag made 10 changes at half-time, the midfielder’s impact in the first half was sufficient for United’s two first-half goals to win the game.

Bruno: The result was the best thing today Video

Bruno: The result was the best thing today

Despite scoring in his first match as club captain, Bruno Fernandes reacts modestly...

Not only that, but Fernandes’ performance clearly left a mark on supporters, who voted our no.8 as their Man of the Match in our poll on and in the official app.

Speaking to MUTV after the game, Bruno said: “We had a great spirit, won the game, that’s the most important. We are getting minutes in our legs to get in the best shape as possible for the beginning of the season.”

Bruno took a 36 per cent share of the voting from our fans, narrowly edging out impressive youngster Kobbie Mainoo in the final rankings.

Mainoo provided the assist for Fernandes’ opener, and received a 34 per cent share of the vote, as he showed plenty of encouraging signs while looking at home in midfield, alongside Bruno and summer signing Mason Mount in that opening 45 minutes.

There was also recognition for Jadon Sancho in the voting, taking an 11 per cent share of the recognition as he netted United’s second, seven minutes after Fernandes’ breakthrough strike.

Bruno's brilliant opener Video

Bruno's brilliant opener

📽️ MATCH MOMENT | Bruno opens the scoring against Arsenal in sublime style...


As a result of his typically all-action performance, supporters now have the opportunity to get their hands on a 2023/24 Manchester United home shirt, with Fernandes’ name and number emblazoned across the back.

To be in with a chance of winning a Bruno hero shirt, simply click here to complete our online form to be entered into the competition.

Good luck!


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