Manchester United failed to keep pace with league leaders City as they were held to a 1-1 draw by West Brom.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men conceded a very early goal and had to rely on Bruno Fernandes, once again, to get back on level terms.
Ever since joining Manchester United, the Portuguese international has quickly turned into the side’s talisman and has notched up some incredible numbers in a red shirt, scoring some superb goals along the way too.
While Fernandes did show some fine skill against the Baggies as well, brilliantly turning in Luke Shaw’s cross past former United keeper Sam Johnstone, some of the things being said on Twitter by his fans seems outlandish to say the least.
The nature of the goal, a volley into the top right corner, looked set to get United fans purring the moment it hit the back of the net but even the staunchest supporter of the Red Devils will have a hard time swallowing the comparisons being made to Zinedine Zidane’s scorcher back in 2002.
The French legend’s left-footed volley in the 2002 Champions League final against Bayer Leverkusen is one of the most famous goals ever scored in a football match with Zidane showing impeccable ability to let rip an inch-perfect volley from the edge of the box.
But the magnitude of Zidane’s goal was probably lost on a United supporter, who seemed to be of the opinion that Bruno’s leveller against the Baggies was in the same bracket as the Frenchman’s iconic strike and quickly posted a side by side comparison of the two goals on Twitter.
Almost as soon as the post went up, fans, including some United supporters, started laughing off the comparison with some pointing out how the circumstances under which the goals were scored could not have been more different – one winning the Champions League for Real and the other taking United level against mid-table West Brom.
Certain fans also pointed out that while Zidane struck the volley with his foot perfectly, Bruno’s shot seemed to come off his shin rather than his left foot.
Even the range of Bruno’s goal was scrutinized in the comment section of the post as some fans found comparing Zidane’s long-range belter to Bruno’s goal from close to the penalty spot to be almost blasphemous in nature.
It’s certainly true that the Portuguese international has been a huge influence for Ole Gunnar Solsksjaer’s side but comparing him to one of the greatest footballers of all time at this stage of his career seems to be a bit far fetched, to say the least.
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