Manchester United must consider the vacancy of Bruno Fernandes.
Manchester United drew 2-2 with Sevilla in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the 2022-23 season European Football Association (UEFA) Europa League (UEL) held at Old Trafford in Manchester, England at 4 am (Korean time) on the 14th. The game between the two teams was split in the second leg.
It was a game that reminded me of the saying ‘It’s not over until it’s over’. Manchester United took a two-point lead with Marcel Sabitzer scoring in the 14th and 21st minutes of the first half, and United’s lead continued until the end of the second half. However, Tyrell Malacia’s own goal in the 39th minute of the second half and Harry Maguire’s own goal in the second half added time, balanced the game. United could have gone into the second leg with an advantage, but United’s plans were quickly dashed.스포츠토토
I realized Bruno’s influence. Bruno, who played as a starter that day, took on the role of leading the team’s attacking work until he was replaced by Christian Eriksen in the 17th minute of the second half. In the end, United conceded two goals after Bruno was substituted.
Britain’s ‘Daily Mail’ said: “Man United seem to falter badly without Bruno. Bruno stripped away defenders with one pass and scored an assist. Bruno set the pace of the game in a way that neither Fred nor Scott McTominay could. It can be coordinated,” he said, pointing out that Bruno’s influence within Manchester United is great. In fact, Bruno has been showing his coordination ability to the fullest since he recently played in the third line, and it is true that there is a big difference compared to the mentioned Fred and McTominay.
The bigger problem is the second game. Bruno, who received a warning in the 41st minute of the first half, was unable to participate in the second game due to the accumulation of warnings. Of course, there are good 3-line resources like Casemiro and Eriksen in Man Utd, but considering Bruno’s recent performance and Bruno’s influence, we have no choice but to worry about Bruno’s absence.
In addition, Manchester United had a big worry about the defense as Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Baran went down with injuries. In this situation, without Bruno, it seems difficult to guarantee victory in the second game.