‘We didn’t know he could shoot!’: Bruno Fernandes reveals Manchester United dressing room was shocked by Aaron Wan Bissaka’s stunner against Newcastle as midfielder praised the fullback for being ‘more positive’
Bruno Fernandes revealed he was shocked after Manchester United team-mate Aaron Wan Bissaka’s goal against Newcastle when he said: ‘we didn’t know he can shoot!’.
United won their second game of the Premier League season against Steve Bruce’s side despite the worst possible start after Luke Shaw’s own goal in the second minute.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad was quick to react as Harry Maguire led the visitor level at St James’ Park before Wan Bissaka stole the headlines with a bang.
Bruno Fernandes revealed that he was shocked after Aaron Wan Bissaka’s goal against Newcastle
Fernandes said ‘we didn’t know he could shoot’ after the defender scored a rare goal
The Newcastle defense eventually crumbled late as Fernandes made up for a knockout penalty earlier in the second half and a goal from the right back and Marcus Rashford rounding out a resounding victory.
After the game, Fernandes said the United players were unaware that Wan Bissaka could hit the ball so well.
‘[We were so happy] because we didn’t know he can shoot! ‘said the midfielder MUTV. So it’s hard for us to believe he can score because we never see him shoot.
‘We talked about it in the locker room now and asked him because we all thought he wanted to cross and he makes a bad ball and scores.
‘But I am happy for him, he deserved the goal and we always ask him to do that. Be more positive, be more in the box, try to improve, because he has such good qualities.
“Everyone knows he’s a defensive player and all, but he has to show that he’s more than a defensive player and I think he has the qualities to show that.”
Before the international break, United were battered by Tottenham 6-1 at Old Trafford and the Portuguese midfielder insisted that such a result cannot happen again.
‘What happened to Tottenham cannot happen again. We play for such a big club and such a big team, ‘he said.
‘This club deserves better than that. Everyone has to get better, starting with me, I have to look at myself first and then what the group needs to do better.
‘Today was perfect after that defeat. I think we should keep improving, not conceding goals, as I said before, and keep scoring. ‘