Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reaction to Man Utd’s Fernandes ‘shushing’ Pep Guardiola

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised the character of Bruno Fernandes after he appeared to ‘shush’ Pep Guardiola during Sunday’s derby victory.

The Red Devils beat Manchester City for the third time this season with a 2-0 win at Old Trafford over the weekend.

And Portuguese playmaker Fernandes was once again involved as he expertly crafted the move for Anthony Martial’s opener with a chip over the wall from a free kick.

The assist was clearly a confidence boost for one of the newest faces in the Premier League, as he proceeded to ’shush’ master tactician Guardiola, who was barking orders from the sidelines.

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Fernandes has already become a fan favourite during his short stint at United having completely revamped the attack.

But having seen him pull of another move which is sure to delight supporters, Solskjaer heaped praise on his no. 18.

“The whole club [has been lifted]. Because he has everything I spoke about,” the Norwegian said.

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“He works hard, he is humble enough, he’s got the desire and commitment, but he’s also got the X-factor.

“He is a risk-taker, he’s got the courage to make mistakes and if you make enough mistakes it’ll be corrected into fantastic assists or goals.

“You need a character here, you need character at this club, but this team they have got that.

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“They have learned through some hard times this season, because we have been a young team and we have started something we believe in and Bruno has helped that.”

Victory over City takes United up to fifth in the Premier League for the time being, with a spot in next season’s Champions League now a genuine possibility.

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