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Manchester United evening headlines as Bruno Fernandes in spotlight

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Here are the latest Manchester United evening headlines for Sunday, November 22.

Paul Scholes identifies Bruno Fernandes problem for Manchester United

Manchester United are over-reliant on Bruno Fernandes, according to Paul Scholes.

The Portuguese international proved the difference during United’s hard-fought 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Fernandes converted a penalty and was a threat throughout, and that has seen Scholes suggest the club are too reliant on the midfielder.

“It was an ugly win. Hopefully, that will give them a bit of confidence,” Scholes said on BT Sport.

“You do wonder where Man United would be without Fernandes. Before Bruno came in, United couldn’t create a chance.

“I feel a bit sorry for the forwards as they’re having to make their own chances.


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“They’ve got great skill and they’re capable of doing it, get the ball to Fernandes, he’s a great passer of the ball, Martial can go past people and Rashford has great pace, but the two central midfield players, especially at Old Trafford, they’ve got to contribute more to the attacking side.”

Alex Telles reacts to making Premier League debut for Manchester United

Alex Telles has described his Premier League debut as an ‘amazing feeling’.

The Brazilian defender made his league debut for Manchester United on Saturday during the 1-0 win against West Bromwich Albion.

Bruno Fernandes was the difference between the two sides after he converted a second-half penalty.

“Amazing feeling of debuting in the Premier League with a very important victory for us. Now it’s full focus on the next mission!” he wrote on Instagram, accompanied with love heart, fire and muscle emojis.

Ian Wright calls for Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes’ penalty technique to be banned

Match of The Day pundit Ian Wright has called for Bruno Fernandes’ penalty technique to be banned.

The Portuguese scored the only goal of the game on Saturday between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United after converting from the penalty spot.

There was an air of controversy to the situation, however, with Sam Johnstone saving Fernandes’ first attempt only for referee David Coote to order a retake after Johnstone was judged to have left his goalline.

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Now Wright has called for a change in the law to stop penalty takers, like Fernandes, jumping in their run-up.

“It is [difficult for goalkeepers],” Wright said. “And then you’ve got forwards jumping up, doing this, doing that sort of stuff and the goalie can’t move his foot off.

“They should stop people jumping and that, they should have to make a full… just run at the ball and hit it. If they can move and the goalies can’t, that’s not fair.”

Pressed by Gary Lineker, Wright was asked: “Are you going to have a law that says you can’t jump?”

Wright responded: “Yeah, you have to go straight through your penalty run-up, no jumping.”

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