Burnley vs Man United: Bruno Fernandes Scores Brilliant Volley from Jonny Evans' lovely long ball

Burnley vs Man United: Bruno Fernandes Scores Brilliant Volley from Jonny Evans' lovely long ball

Rene Otinga
September 23, 2023 at 9:28 PM
  • Manchester United travelled to Burnley on Saturday with a desperate need for a win
  • Bruno Fernandes gave his side the lead with a stunning volley at the stroke of half time
  • Jonny Evans, who slotted in the place of an injured Lisandro Martinez, played a lovely ball over the top for the goal

Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes led by example on Saturday with a sensational volley to give his side the lead against Burnley.

Fresh out of a defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, Erik ten Hag’s men went into the game knowing nothing short of a win would appease fans.

There were some notable changes to United’s squad for the Burnley trip, as Jonny Evans came in for Lisandro Martinez, whose absence was confirmed late on Saturday.

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Bruno Fernandes celebrates with team mate Hannibal Mejbriafter scoring their sides first goal during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Manchester United at Turf Moor on September 23, 2023 in Burnley, England. Photo by Lewis Storey.
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Ten Hag also entrusted Hannibal Mejbri with a place in the starting XI, while Rasmus Hojlind and Marcus Rashford led a two-man attack up front.

United thought they had taken the lead through Jonny Evans, but the former Leicester City man had his header was chopped off after review.

The visitors were far from their best in the first half, and it took something special from their captain to hand them the lead.

Bruno Fernandes’ lovely volley

Towards the end of the first half Jonny Evans was at it again with a lovely ball sprayed over the top for Bruno Fernandes.

The Portuguese star ran in behind the Burnley defence and struck a perfect volley to give his side the lead.

Here is the video of the goal, courtesy of @UtdFaithfuls on X:

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