Fernandes’ Old Trafford reaction impresses Man Utd boss Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has applauded Bruno Fernandes' reaction to be substituted in Manchester United's Europa League win on Thursday night. 

United dismissed Belgian opponents Club Brugge 5-0 at Old Trafford to win 6-1 on aggregate.

Fernandes pulled the strings in the first half, scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot after a spectacular handball from defender Simon Deli, who was sent off.

The Portuguese then played a crucial role in the second for fellow January signing Odion Ighalo before being replaced by Jesse Lingard in the 65th minute.

Scott McTominay was hauled off seven minutes later and headed straight to the dressing room due to the cold conditions, but Fernandes opted to remain in the dugout to watch his new side close out the game

And Solskjaer has praised the £68million signing for his stance, telling reporters: "When I took him off, obviously he didn't want to come off,

"That's one thing. He just loves football. He's got so much enthusiasm and smile about him. He just wants to be out there, wants to better.

"I tried to send him in because it's cold. 'No, I want to watch.' He just loves football. He'll probably know everything about football. He's one of these old school boys and football is everything for him.

"He's been a big, big boost for us."

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