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The Revival of Bruno Fernandes

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Rangnick changed to 4-2-3-1 with Bruno as the no. 10. He clearly enjoyed more freedom of movement in this role than in 4-2-2-2.

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Bruno's movement from the center to the half-space displays the creative freedom he had in this role. Luiz had to be constantly aware of his movement.

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He was back to his very best in terms of chance creation. His searching ball almost found Rashford.

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After feigning a shot just outside of the box, he released Cavani inside the box.

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He made another first-time key pass with weaker left foot for Rashford whose shot was blocked by Luiz.

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His excellent vision and weight of pass was able to release Greenwood who should've troubled Martinez more.

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Luiz was tasked especially to mark Bruno. From a throw-in, Bruno brilliantly held off Luiz with a good first touch before creating a key pass for Greenwood.

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Bruno had two attempts on goal. After a Villa clearance, he took a good touch before shooting. The ball was on its way to goal before the eventual block.

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He made an audacious attempt from outside the box with the outside laces of his boots.

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Rashford should've made the first-time pass to Bruno which would send him clean through on goal. But Rashford's lack of confidence still seeped through his overall play.

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United exerted more control with the 3-man midfield against a decent Villa side which should convince Rangnick to use the same formation in the next few games. I'd imagine Bruno will retain the no. 10 spot.

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