Bruno Fernandes scored an opening-day hat-trick

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Bruno Fernandes scored a hat-trick on the opening day as Manchester United thrashed Leeds with a destructive second-half display.

The Portuguese midfielder scored in the half-hour at Old Trafford but Luke’s shot Eyling also charged at Leeds level early in the second half.

Mason Greenwood regained the hosts’ lead with a crisp finish less than two minutes later. Before Bruno Fernandes ‘ low shot was rule over the line by referee Paul Tierney after examining goal-line technology.

The 26-year-old quickly scored a hat-trick with a finish from Victor Lindelof’s pass before Fred added United’s fourth goal 14 minutes from crossover. Paul Pogba’s goal, the Frenchman’s fourth assist in the afternoon.

It was Fernandes’ first hat-trick since his move to Old Town. Trafford in January 2020 and the second time by a Red Devils player since Robin van Persie won the title with Aston Villa in 2013.

But this game was also a personal victory for Pogba.

The French midfielder’s future has become a hot topic of debate as he enters the final year of his contract.

But his four assists included a superb pass for Greenwood’s goal. And he left the field to stand and applaud 15 minutes from time. While £74million rookie Jadon Sancho was recommend to make his debut.