Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes (born 8 September 1994) is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Primeira Liga club Sporting CP and the Portugal national team as a midfielder. Fernandes started his career at Serie B side Novara Calcio and soon featured for Udinese and Sampdoria in Serie A.
In 2017, he signed with Sporting CP where he established himself as one of the best players in the Primeira Liga. He was named the LPFP Primeira Liga Player of the Year in both 2017–18 and 2018–19. In the latter season, he also helped Sporting win the Taça de Portugal. A senior international since 2017, Fernandes represented Portugal at the 2016 Summer Olympics and 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Manchester United went a goal down in their Europa League clash with Real Sociedad after the referee awarded a controversial penalty against defender Lisandro Martinez.
After a goalless first-half at Old Trafford, manager Erik ten Hag — who made several changes for the game against the LaLiga giants — brought on Martinez and Bruno Fernandes in place of Diogo Dalot and Christian Eriksen respectively.
However, United harshly had penalty awarded against them in the 57th minute after Martinez was adjudged to have handled the ball inside the penalty area. ALSO READ: Jaap Stam tells Lisandro Martinez what he must learn at Man United The referee's decision to give the away side a penalty appeared to be very hard on United, especially given that the ball bounced up onto the Argentine's arm after hitting him on the thigh.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk