Manchester United fans can only remember how good Wayne Rooney was during his spell at Old Trafford.
The versatile forward plays alongside Berbatov in a 4-4-2 formation. Despite being attacked-oriented, the Englishman was also capable of tracking the ball to a defensive position.
Wayne Rooney’s versatility meant that he could be deployed in more than one role during the good old days in the Theatre of Dreams. Wayne Rooney was able to score a total of 253 goals and provide a total of 146 assists for the club during his 13 years of an extensive and impressive career.
Since the retirement of Wayne Rooney, Manchester United are yet to replace the skillful and energetic Englishman. Many have come and gone, but a second Wayne Rooney is yet to be identified by the fans.
However, in this modern-day, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has found another Wayne Rooney in disguise, and that’s no other person than Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes. Beuno was formally deployed as an attacking midfielder with much defensive work to do, but after the formation and tactical change against Tottenham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw the new modern Wayne Rooney in action.
Bruno Fernandes was deployed as a no.10 to connect with the attacking duo of Edinson Cavani and Ronaldo.
Bruno Fernandes was able to provide an assist for Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United’s first goal. Aside from that, he also linked up with Ronaldo and Cavani for the second goal.
There’s no doubt the Portuguese international is the new Wayne Rooney in disguise.
Nwachineke Onyeke Chekwube reporting, Obinwannem news writer/ November 1, 2021