Marcus Rashford (born 31 October 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team.
A Manchester United player from the age of seven, he scored two goals on both his first-team debut against Midtjylland in the UEFA Europa League in February 2016 and his Premier League debut against Arsenal three days later.
He also scored in his first Manchester derby match, his first EFL Cup match and his first UEFA Champions League match. With United, Rashford has so far won the FA Cup, EFL Cup, FA Community Shield and UEFA Europa League.
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 wanted to maximise Alejandro Garnacho's threat on the inside as part of their tactical reshuffle that contributed to Scott McTominay's winning goal against Aston Villa.
McTominay replaced Marcus Rashford in the 73rd minute and rose to nod in the winning goal 13 minutes later and secure United's fourth successive win.
The choice of midfielder to replace a winger potentially signalled a pragmatic shift from manager Erik ten Hag but McTominay played behind striker Rasmus Hojlund as Bruno Fernandes moved to the right-hand side and Garnacho switched to the left wing. "Alejandro from the right was playing a lot inside, which was part of our plan," Ten Hag explained. "So Bruno can do that role very good, it fits to his abilities.
He can also do the defending work, we know he has a good partnership with Diogo and Kobbie as well. READ MORE: Ten Hag's three tactical changes inspire vital United win READ MORE: Four 8/10s: United player ratings "With Scott, you bring fresh legs, energy in the pressing, in the defending part but one who can mark the box and score a goal." United's victory marked their first away win at a top-eight Premier League team since October 2021.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk