Wayne Rooney hails Bruno Fernandes for his 'incredible' no-look assist to tee up Kobbie Mainoo for Man United's second goal vs Man City... as fans ask 'how can Red Devils' supporters slander their captain?'

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Wayne Rooney has lumped praise on Bruno Fernandes for his 'incredible' assist during the FA Cup final, after the Portuguese midfielder set up Kobbie Mainoo for Manchester United's second goal against Manchester City.

United shocked Pep Guardiola's champions by taking a commanding 2-0 lead in the first half, with Alejandro Garnacho capitalising on a defensive mix-up between Josko Gvardiol and Ederson, to fire the ball into an open goal.

The Red Devils doubled their lead just nine minutes later, with Garnacho feeding the ball to Fernandes just on the edge of the penalty area. The Portuguese midfielder had plenty of time to get a strike away, but instead, he seemingly produced a sensational no-look pass to Kobbie Mainoo on the left side of the box.

The young star, who was last week named in Gareth Southgate's preliminary England squad for Euro 2024, beautifully curled the ball around Ederson into the bottom-right corner to give Erik ten Hag's side a 2-0 lead.

Along with supporters online, Rooney, speaking to the BBC, hailed Fernandes' moment of genius. 'The second goal is an unbelievable goal. The pass from Bruno [Fernandes] is incredible,' Rooney said.

Kobbie Mainoo's breakthrough season just keeps on getting better! 🔥

He's doubled Manchester United's lead after a SENSATIONAL pass from Bruno Fernandes 🪄#FACupFinal | #EmiratesFACup | #MCIMUN pic.twitter.com/34cKOXX6mw

— ITV Football (@itvfootball) May 25, 2024

Wayne Rooney has lauded Bruno Fernandes (centre) for his 'incredible' assist to Kobbie Mainoo

Wayne Rooney has lauded Bruno Fernandes (centre) for his 'incredible' assist to Kobbie Mainoo

The ex-Man United striker (pictured) stated that not many players in world football could complete that pass

The ex-Man United striker (pictured) stated that not many players in world football could complete that pass

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'Not many players in world football could make that pass,' he added.

Roy Keane, who has been critical of the United captain in the past, also praised him for the excellent piece of play.

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'That's where his brilliance is,' he told ITV Sport.

'A lot of players drift in and try and pick a team-mate out but can't do it, they pass behind somebody.

'He gives him the perfect pass for a one-touch finish. Simple, brilliant, effective, lovely.'

Fans reacted to Fernandes' pass online, with one writing on X (formerly Twitter): 'This Bruno Fernandes assist was insane.'

Another praised the United captain for opting not to take a shot and instead making the pass: 'That pass by Bruno Fernandes to pass it to Mainoo and not taking a shot wowowowoow.'

Mainoo (left) collected Fernandes' pass, drove towards goal and curled the ball around Ederson to give Man United a 2-0 lead against Man City

Mainoo (left) collected Fernandes' pass, drove towards goal and curled the ball around Ederson to give Man United a 2-0 lead against Man City

Supporters online also lauded the Man United captain for the sensational pass to Mainoo

Supporters online also lauded the Man United captain for the sensational pass to Mainoo

Ex-Man United midfielder Roy keane also praised the Portuguese star, claiming his pass was 'simple, brilliant, effective and lovely'

Ex-Man United midfielder Roy keane also praised the Portuguese star, claiming his pass was 'simple, brilliant, effective and lovely'

Fans hailed Fernandes for the incredible pass on X (formerly Twitter) with one stating the midfielder 'is such a special player'

Fans hailed Fernandes for the incredible pass on X (formerly Twitter) with one stating the midfielder 'is such a special player'

One supporter questioned why United fans are so critical of the midfielder, writing: 'How do Manchester United fans slander Bruno Fernandes, he's by far their best player man what an assist.'

Another added: 'Bruno Fernandes has been f****** unbelievable. That assist, are you mad?'

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