Eagle-eyed fans spot true captaincy moment from Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes during hostile Galatasaray clash

BRUNO FERNANDES showed why he is Manchester United captain during their Champions League clash against Galatasaray.

The Red Devils raced into the lead via a clinical finish from Alejandro Garnacho.

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TNT SPORTSFernandes tried to calm Garnacho down after he scored[/caption]

TNT SPORTSHe pushed his team-mates away from the hostile home fans[/caption]

TNT SPORTSThe referee asked him to calm his players down[/caption]

United are playing in a hostile atmosphere in Turkey and home fans tried to intimidate their opponents as they held up a banner that read “welcome to hell” before kick-off.

But Garnacho silenced the crowd with his goal after just 11 minutes.

He ran away in celebration and made gestures towards Galatasaray fans.

Fernandes was clearly wary not to wind-up the hosts and pushed his team-mate away from them.

This came after Galatasaray keeper Fernando Muslera was involved in a heated exchange with Garnacho.

Fernandes was later told by the referee to keep his team-mates calm.

He continued to show leadership as he netted United’s second of the game with a brilliant long range effort to make it 2-0.

The passionate Portuguese midfielder then ended up costing his team as he charged back to defend, giving away a free-kick on the edge of the box in desperation.

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Hakim Ziyech converted to make it 2-1 as the players then went in for half-time.

Manager Erik ten Hag loves his skipper, saying after he handed Marcus Rashford penalty-taking duty against Everton: “You see also how great captain Bruno is.

“He assessed his team-mate needed that goal. He has the confidence in Rashy, who is a good penalty taker.

“As a team you need that leadership that you back each other.”

But Fernandes has received plenty of criticism since taking the armband from Harry Maguire.

Roy Keane said giving Rashford the spot-kick was “embarrassing” and he previously revealed he wants him stripped of the captaincy.

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