Bruno Fernandes is the beacon that guides Manchester United and one of the men to tie in court when the Real face the English team in the round of 32 of the Europa League. The Portuguese footballer once again left his mark on the lawn of the King Power Stadium on Saturday during the visit to Leicester that opened the traditional day of Boxing Day in the British Isles. However, the attendance and both of United’s ’18’ were not enough for Manchester’s men to take the victory and the second and third of the Premier ended up drawing two and leaving the way for Liverpool to open a gap today. the head of the table.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær formed initially with David De Gea, Lindelof, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, James, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford and Martial to reap the ninth league match without knowing defeat (seven wins and two losses), but that neither allowed the ‘red devils’ to put pressure on Klopp’s.
Marcus Rashford put the visitors ahead after the 20th minute after an assist from the ground from Bruno Bernandes and tied the duel a few minutes later Harvey Barnes to put the one-on-one with the break. Already in the second half, ten minutes before the clash ended, the Portuguese midfielder rounded off his great performance of the afternoon by scoring a goal, the fourteenth so far this season, although five minutes later a goal from Axel’s own goal Tuanzebe served for the ‘foxes’ to regain second place in the Premier.
On the other hand, Victor Lindelöf had to leave the field injured after the hour of play. The Swedish center-back acted as a right-back and left the pitch in the 66th minute to be replaced by Tuanzebe. Solskjær later acknowledged at a press conference that it is a back ailment that has dragged on for several months and that prevents him from playing comfortably.
Arteta saves a ‘match ball’
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal won again after almost two months without knowing the victory and did so in nothing more and nothing less than in the London derby against Chelsea. The ‘gunner’ team, which was only four points above relegation before the start of the day, beat Frank Lampard 3-1, an oxygen cylinder for Mikel Arteta due to his position on the bench of the Emirates was beginning to be in danger.
The ‘gunner’ team, on the other hand, announced three possible cases of Covid before the meeting. Gabriel, isolated by a close contact with someone infected, and David Luiz and Willian, who claimed to feel bad before the clash against Chelsea.