Gary Neville was left laughing as Bruno Fernandes was substituted in the final moments of Manchester United’s win over Aston Villa on Friday night.
The Red Devils moved level on points with Liverpool at the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 victory against Villa.
Fernandes scored United’s second from the penalty spot after Paul Pogba was brought down by Douglas Luiz.
But the Portuguese playmaker ended the match on the substitutes bench after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took him off in the 87th minute.
Fernandes was visibly frustrated at not being allowed to see out the full 90 minutes.
And Neville couldn’t help but share a chuckle at his anger.
"He's fuming! Few minutes to go, disappointed,” said Neville on commentary for Sky Sports. “But he does play all the time – because he has to. Manchester United are not the same without him.
“He’s outstanding and has been since he joined last January. He’s transformed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.”
Fernandes, who is now well known for his penalty taking ability, said after the match that he is always confident when he steps up to the spot.
He told BBC Sport: "I feel like I have to make the penalty go on goal but it's important to score and it doesn't matter how.
“You need to win the games no matter how. I am confident when I take the penalty otherwise I would pass for somebody else."
He added of moving level on points with Liverpool: “Of course but it's far away the end of the Premier League so we have to keep going, train hard and try to keep winning.
“You have to keep this mentality of winning and winning.”
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