Manchester United fans excited by small detail about Bruno Fernandes after Aston Villa victory

Bruno Fernandes may have scored the winning goal, as Manchester United defeated Aston Villa, but one of his post match actions delighted some fans just as much.

It was important that United got back to winning ways on Sunday, having thrown away a two goal lead over Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday night.

Erik ten Hag would have been desperate for all three points, just to extinguish the remaining hopes of some of their rivals beating them into the top four.

His side had to play under the shadow of the potential takeover and the protests against the Glazer family that started on the streets of Manchester hours before kick off, and continued into the stands.

It certainly seemed like a frustrating start for the Old Trafford side, against an in form Villa, themselves chasing football thanks to Unai Emery’s management.

That frustration boiled over as Jadon Sancho was spotted telling Fernandes to stop moaning, something that usually only annoys rival fans, rather than his teammates.

However, it was the Portugal star who grabbed the only goal of the game, and the Man of the Match award, once again proving why he’s captain material, and wears the armband.

Club captain Harry Maguire did come on late in the game, and fans noticed that, unlike their usual arrangement, Fernandes was still wearing the armband when the centre back came on.

Fernandes was still wearing the armband at full time, despite Maguire being on. Image: Sky Sports/Football Daily

“Just realised Bruno is still wearing the armband at full time even though Maguire was on the pitch,” noted one fan, when the former Sporting man normally hands it over when the centre back comes on.

“And have you all noticed Bruno didn’t give Maguire the armband?”, asked a second.

Enjoying the moment, a third said, “Bruno not even give Maguire armband back, my captain!”

A fourth laughed, “Wait Bruno didn’t give Maguire the captains armband when he came on??”

“Bruno was still with the captains armband even when Maguire came on he’s our captain for sure,” stated another supporter, with hope as much as reality.

“Bruno kept the armband on instead of Maguire,” replied a sixth, with some heart eye emojis.

Fernandes celebrates his goal. Image: Alamy

It’s the latest blow to Maguire and his captaincy of the team, in a week where Nemanja Vidic claimed the former Leicester City man’s form was an issue with him keeping the armband.

Fans also felt like Erik ten Hag had weakened the England international’s claims to be the team leader, by referring to Fernandes as ‘our captain.’

Lastly, former United star Marcos Rojo even claimed he’d been told by an ex manager that Maguire only started ahead of him because of how much the club had paid for him.

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