Express Sport – ‘That’s four like it’
The back page of the Express reports on Manchester United’s 4-1 win over Real Betis after the club’s disastrous 7-0 loss to Liverpool. The paper features a picture of Bruno Fernandes – who was singled out in the Liverpool loss for ‘poor behaviour.’
The paper says Erik ten Hag saluted captain Bruno Fernandes for leading the perfect response to Manchester United’s Anfield humiliation. The under-fire skipper who came in for massive criticism for his display against Liverpool scored and laid on two assists as United eased past Real Betis, winning 4-1 on Thursday night in the Europa League knockouts.
Fernandes received a glowing review from his boss after the win with Ten Hag labelling him “the best player on the pitch”. The United manager said: “He showed his personality, he played a little deeper role tonight and I think he was brilliant, making the game from the back position.
“He led the team with his control of the game and passing, a lot of good passes in between the lines and from there we created a lot of chances, and then he scored a goal.” Ten Hag insisted that one result does not erase the 7-0 Liverpool drubbing from the memory, however.
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