Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes was back to his best as he led his team to a 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest.

Bruno was hugely impressive at Old Trafford on Saturday, as he contributed a goal and an assist.

He was the leader needed to help United survive an early panic as they went 2-0 down before winning 3-2.

Upon scoring the winner from the spot, the emotion was evident as you could see how much it meant to him.

With him being the subject to a large section of criticism following the loss against Tottenham, including queries over his status as captain.

Post-game Erik ten Hag discussed his captain’s impact on the result.

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Ten Hag praises Bruno

Manchester Evening News reported that post-game Ten Hag was quietly positive about what he saw from his team.

Particularly the Dutch boss was happy with his Portuguese magnifico’s display.

He said: “In all aspects he played a very good game at the highest level, keeping calm, and emotions under control, using his emotions at the right moment, he was brilliant in attacking, making a difference, so very pleased with his performance,”

Ten Hag then continued to laud praise onto his side further with his words suggesting a particular praise for Bruno:

“The leadership, how we stayed calm and composed, stick to the plan and belief and turnaround.

“We played very good football, out of the plan and principles and rules we scored good goals.”

Bruno back to his best

Bruno has been playing well this season regardless of United’s poor form, however today he really raised the level.

Leading by example just as Ten Hag would want, Bruno scored and assisted as he dragged a toothless United side to three points.

The win comes at a really pivotal time given the current mood around Manchester United which is really negative.

Now, with Bruno on top form and the debut of Rasmus Hojlund pencilled in for next weekend, United could be about to see their fortunes turned around.

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