Man United star fumes at Brighton player who almost broke his leg

Man United star fumes at Brighton player who almost broke his leg

Akan Anwankwo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM

- Bruno Fernandes has reacted to the dangerous tackle inflicted on him by Brighton's star Joel Veltman

- The 26-year-old gave the key pass that set Marcus Rashford up for the Red Devils' equalizer

- United maintain second spot with 14 points behind Man City and four ahead of Leicester

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Bruno Fernandes has been left furious at Brighton defender Joel Veltman who he claimed almost broke his leg during Man United's 2-1 win over Brighton at Old Trafford.

The Portuguese provided the assist for Marcus Rashford's equalizer two minutes after the hour mark which canceled out Danny Welbeck's opening goal.

Fernandes was taken out by Veltman just after delivering the decisive pass to Rashford at the edge of the 18-yard box.

Man United star fumes at Brighton player who almost broke his leg
Man United star Bruno Fernandes fumes at Brighton player who almost broke his leg. Photo by Matthew Peters
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Referee Mike Dean gave the Red Devils the advantage as allowed play to go on and Fernandes disclosed that he did not see the goal before the tackle.

"I didn’t see it because someone almost broke my ankle!"
"But I’m happy for the team, I am happy for Marcus.
"It was a good effort because as everyone knows he has come back from injury and he’s helped us.
"This effort comes from everyone. The press for the first goal was good it made them do the wrong ball and I recovered the ball and passed to Marcus and he scores.
"Everyone is happy when we win and it doesn’t matter who scores."

Mason Greenwood scored the important winner as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's four points above third Leicester City who lost to leaders Man City at the weekend.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Man United recorded a hard-earned win over Brighton in a tense Premier League fixture played at Old Trafford.

Danny Welbeck put Brighton ahead but second-half goals from Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood ensured the Red Devils grabbed all three points.

The Seagulls took the lead through a familiar foe Welbeck he went in with a near-post header from a loose ball in the 13th minute to make it 1-0. had also reported that Bruno Fernandes has leapt to the defence of his countryman Cristiano Ronaldo who has been heavily criticised following Juventus’ early exit from the Champions League.

Despite playing 10 men for over an hour, Juve failed to get the needed results for them to reach the quarter-finals of the competition.

The Italian press is upset with Cristiano Ronaldo saying he betrayed his teammates following his performance that saw Juventus get knocked out of the Champions League by FC Porto.

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