Bruno Fernandes and David de Gea impressed by Nathan Bishop's EFL Trophy performance

Manchester United duo David de Gea and Bruno Fernandes were both impressed with Nathan Bishop‘s match winning EFL Trophy performance.

The 23-year-old saved two penalties in last night’s shootout win against Wolves’ Under-21s at Molineux.

With the game goalless after 90 minutes, Travis Binnion’s youngsters beat the Black Country youngsters 4-1 on penalties to progress to the last-16.

Bishop saved Harry Birtwistle and Chem Campbell’s spot kicks before Kobbie Mainoo struck home the winning penalty for the young Reds.

Bruno Fernandes and David de Gea impressed by Nathan Bishop’s EFL Trophy performance

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Bishop, who joined Manchester United from Southend United in January 2020, spent last season on loan at League Two side Mansfield Town.

The youngster played 53 games for Nigel Clough’s Stags, and he helped the One Call Stadium side reach the play-off final, but Clough’s men were beaten by Port Vale.

Former Red Devils James Wilson scored past Wilson in a 3-0 win at Wembley.

From his 53 appearances for Mansfield, Bishop registered 16 clean sheets.

The former England Under-20 international, who formed part of United’s Tour 22 travelling party under Erik ten Hag, has made five appearances for the under-21s side this season.

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It was a surprise that Bishop didn’t follow Matej Kovar in securing a loan move, but he is getting some more matches against senior opposition under his belt with our under-21s progressing in the EFL Trophy.

Bishop, who has been on the bench twice for the first team this season, may look to leave the club on loan during the January transfer window.

But following his penalty shootout heroics, the Hillingdon-born goalkeeper received praise from first team stars De Gea and Fernandes.

As well as being lauded by his under-21 teammates, De Gea and Fernandes also commented on Bishop’s Instagram post.

United’s number one goalkeeper gave his seal of approval with the fire emoji whereas United’s number eight wrote “Big boss”.

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