Europa League: Ten Hag Hails Man United Star After Real Betis Win
Ten Hag singled out Fernandes as the man-of-the-match in their 4-1 win over Real Betis in the Europa League
Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag has hailed Bruno Fernandes for showing his “personality”, putting behind him the 7-0 defeat to Liverpool.
Ten Hag singled out Fernandes as the man-of-the-match in their 4-1 win over Real Betis in the Europa League.
The match at Old Trafford came just four days after the 7-0 humiliation against Liverpool on Sunday.
United captain Fernandes has been criticized for his performance at Anfield, but responded with a goal and an assist.
Ten Hag said: “I think he was the best player on the pitch.
“It showed his personality. He played a little deeper role tonight and I think he was brilliant, making the game from the back in position, a lot of good passes in between the lines and from there we created a lot of chances."
He added: "We played a very good game. Half-time we should have been up 3-0 but one mistake we get punished for it. But I think we played well, the second-half especially and 4-1, good performance, good goals," the Dutchman added.
"We gave something to the fans and they gave us something back as well because they were behind us and I'm very grateful after Sunday. There was a good attitude from the start. We were good on the ball, we made good switches, created a lot of chances.
"So we are happy today. It's always about how a team reacts after a set-back and you see once again, this team has character so a big compliment.