Manchester City star Joao Cancelo has praised his Portuguese team-mate Bruno Fernandes on Instagram – after the Manchester United ace scored twice in Portugal’s 2-0 win over North Macedonia to qualify for the World Cup.
Portugal faced North Macedonia, the team that beat Italy earlier in the international break, for a place at the World Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo and Diogo Jota missed chances, it was Fernandes who had his shooting shoes on.
Ronaldo fired Fernandes to score the first goal and found an opposing defender before his Manchester United team-mate fired home from 18 yards. In the second half he made a brace to win 2-0.
Posting on Instagram after the game, Cancelo underscored his delight at Portugal’s qualification for the World Cup in Qatar at the end of the year.
Manchester City ace Cancelo praises Manchester United star Fernandes
It was a solid performance from Portugal who – apart from a few late penalty calls from their minnow opponents – took their place in the tournament at the end of the season. Fernandes and Cancelo will be crucial for Portugal.
Until then, the two remain rivals at the top end of the Premier League – but there is clearly a mutual respect for one another. This is confirmed in the comments section on Cancelo’s post.
Responding to Cancelo’s post, Fernandes said: “It’s easy playing alongside you.” Cancelo replied, praising the £47m (BBC) United star: “You already know brother, you make it easy for yourself.”
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/03/30/manchester-city-star-joao-cancelo-has-praise-for-manchester-uniteds-bruno-fernandes-on-instagram/ Manchester City star Joao Cancelo praises Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes on Instagram