Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes scored twice as the Red Devils beat Brighton 3-0 in their Premier League clash against Brighton. But, while he was the match winner, many supporters were shocked at the sight of him drinking milk after coming off at the Amex Stadium. The Portugal international could be seen guzzling the stuff after being withdrawn by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United enjoyed a comfortable night against Brighton, cruising to victory and boosting their chances of a top four finish in the process.
Mason Greenwood scored the opening goal of the match in the 16th minute, cutting in from the right wing and unleashing a fine finish past Mathew Ryan in the Albion goal.
Fernandes then got his first goal of the night 13 minutes later, finishing from the edge of the box after some good work from Paul Pogba.
And the 25-year-old then got another early into the second half, expertly volleying home Greenwood’s pinpoint cross.
Fernandes was hooked by Solskjaer after playing the full 120 minutes against Norwich in the FA Cup just days previously.
And many supporters responded brilliantly on social media to the sight of the midfielder drinking milk after coming off.
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“Fernandes is an actual psychopath, scores a brace including a worldie finish than downs a pint of luke warm milk on the sidelines,” one fan amusingly said.
“Bruno Fernandes on the GOAT milk,” said another.
“Bruno Fernandes drinking milk. Is that his secret?” said a third.
“Just when I thought I couldn’t love Bruno Fernandes anymore there he is drinking a pint of milk after being taken off,” a fourth opined.
“Fernandes is currently sitting in the stands after a MOTM display drinking a bottle of milk and screaming at our players. Iconic,” were the words of another.
A sixth said: Fernandes drinking milk is perhaps the biggest power play in Barclays history.”
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A seventh chipped in with: “Normal ballers drink water whilst Bruno Fernandes is out here drinking a gallon of milk.”
And an eighth fan said: “Great advert for #milk tonight as a rehydration and post workout drink, Bruno Fernandes casually sipping a pint of the white stuff post game tonight.”
Speaking after the game, Fernandes addressed the media and expressed his delight with United’s performance.
He said to Sky Sports: “The most important thing is the three points but we played well and the result was good. We didn’t concede again which is important.
“David de Gea made two or three amazing saves, we are very happy.
“We knew that we needed to push forwards and to try and score from minute one. I was lucky with the first goal and the second goal was amazing, an amazing pass from Mason.
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“We are fighting for a place in the Champions League and we know we can achieve this.
“I don’t want to talk too much about me and Paul Pogba, we are happy to play together but I am happy to play with everyone.
“We can combine together, we have qualities, but we know that we have team-mates who can do well.”
United hero Patrice Evra hailed Fernandes after the final whistle while working as a pundit for Sky Sports.
He said: “I’m in love with this player (Fernandes)! I’m really impressed. Coming in January is not easy. Even the way he talks is positive. But we talk about Bruno, Pogba… what about Matic? He was my man of the match today.
“Without him I don’t think Bruno and Pogba can express themselves as well.”
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