"Delighted" Man Utd fans rejoice as Portugal knocked out of Euro 2020

Some Manchester United fans were overjoyed by Portugal's exit from Euro 2020 after being beaten 1-0 by Roberto Martinez's Belgium side.

A first-half goal from Borussia Dortmund star Thorgan Hazard was enough to separate the pair, despite a late onslaught from the Portuguese, who ultimately failed to make the crucial breakthrough.

The result means Portugal become the second side to be eliminated from the competition at the last 16 stage having won the previous tournament, 'A Seleção' falling drastically short of their previous 2016 glories.

Though he is comfortably Man Utd's talisman when the going gets tough, Bruno Fernandes was reduced to a bit-part role for much of this tournament, failing to play the full 90 minutes in any of Portugal's four Euro 2020 contests.

Starting the tie against Belgium from the bench, Fernandes eventually entered the fray just shy of the hour mark, but put in a dismal cameo appearance in which he was dribbled past on three occasions, more than any other player over the course of the game.

The attacking midfielder will be keen to put this summer of international action behind him and return to Old Trafford with added motivation to prove the critics wrong, a prospect that a number of United fans are already excited over.

One twitter user, @Alec_2511, wrote: "Delighted that Bruno Fernandes now gets a long well deserved rest. Nobody works harder on a pitch than Bruno. He needs the rest!"

His sentiments were echoed by fellow Red Devils fan @UtdWesleyy, who said: "Bruno Fernandes not starting? No problem.

"He’ll be fresh for us come the start of the season after playing on average a game every 4 days last season. 21/22 he’ll once again show the world why he’s still the best attacking midfielder in the Premier League."

Portugal's elimination has clearly gone down well with huge swathes of United fans, another in @reshmufc writing: "At least Bruno will get proper rest now before next season," while @footballqueeen explained: "And with Portugal out, it means some well deserved rest for Bruno Fernandes. I’ll take it."

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