Bruno Fernandes may reject the Eric Cantona comparisons but his splendid strike during Manchester United’s 3-3 draw to Everton will do nothing to silence them.
The Portuguese star did brilliantly to chip Toffees keeper Robin Olsen to give Man United a 2-0 lead on the stroke of half time, with Edinson Cavani opening the scoring.
This strike from Bruno Fernandes was the pick of the goalsAFP
It bore remarkable similarity to Cantona’s chip against Sunderland all those years agoGetty Images – Getty
Everton fought back well after the break and were level on 52 minutes thanks to quickfire strikes from Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez.
But the hosts came again with Scott McTominay restoring Man United’s lead but they missed the chance to move level on points with Man City with Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring in the final minute of stoppage-time.
The result is a blow in Man United’s bid for a first title since Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge of the club. But Fernandes’ goal will have certainly sparked memories of better times at Old Trafford.
Watch the videos below to see just how similar Fernandes’ goal is to that iconic chip by Cantona back in December 1996.
The whip and the dip
Something special from Bruno Fernandes
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