‘They are doing really well’ – Bruno Fernandes hails ‘aggressive’ Man Utd trio following pre-season win over Crystal Palace
Posted by  badge Boss on Jul 19
United made it three wins from three on their pre-season tour (Picture: Getty)

Bruno Fernandes has hailed the aggression Anthony Martial, and have shown under Erik ten Hag during the tour.

United made it three wins from three with a 3-1 win over at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday with ten Hag’s side showing more promise as they prepare for the new campaign.

Martial scored his third goal in three pre-season games after latching onto Diogo Dalot’s cross with Tyrell Malacia also involved in the build-up.

Rashford also got his second goal of the tour, capping a sublime move involving Martial, Sancho and Donny van de Beek.

Martial was involved again in the third, freeing Sancho who kept his composure to fire home from just inside the box.

Ten Hag’s desire to turn United into a unit that can effectively press the opposition is showing early promise with their front three showing plenty of work rate and a ruthless touch in front of goal this summer.

Fernandes highlighted the aggression United have been playing with on tour in his post-match interview, praising the front three for leading by example.

Martial was on the score sheet again to make it three in three (Picture: Getty)

‘We feeling good, obviously the result helps a bit but wee playing good football,’ Fernandes told MUTV.

‘There are a lot of things to improve yet but we have time to get ready before the first game of the season

‘I think we have been much more aggressive, firstly the three guys up front they have been really aggressive, when they press they really press, really strong to squeeze the last line and make the midfielder come a little bit higher.

‘When we recover the ball we are closer to the goal too. We have freedom also when we recover the ball, there is loads of space in the middle and we are playing much better on the ball too.

Rashford, Sancho and Martial contributed just 11 goals between them last season – with Martial scoring just once – but have shown promising signs as an attacking trio.

‘We all know everyone wants to score goals but the main ones are the strikers,’ Fernandes said.

‘They know they are there to give us goals, they are doing really well and we have to keep support on them to keep them happy. They live for goals so we have to give that to them.’


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