Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits frustrations with Bruno Fernandes after Everton win

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims he was "frustrated" by Bruno Fernandes' positioning during the win at Everton despite the midfielder's match-winning performance.

Fernandes scored twice and assisted once as United came from behind to win 3-1 at Goodison Park, and he looked every bit the leader the Red Devils have been missing in recent fixtures.

His powerful header brought United back on level terms after they fell behind to Bernard's opener, before his cross in the direction of Marcus Rashford hit the post and edged over the line.

Capping an already impressive display, Fernandes then provided the assist for Edinson Cavani's added-time strike to claim involvement in all three of United's goals.

Despite Fernandes' man-of-the-match showing, Solskjaer admitted there was one area the 26-year-old could have improved on as he praised the player after the match.

The United boss told MUTV : "Great performance. Of course leading the boys, there’s desire and determination. He’s everywhere on the pitch!

"Sometimes that frustrates me, because sometimes there’s passes being played where he should have been and he’s not there.

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"But you know when you’ve got someone who drives them on like this, of course you’re very happy."

Meanwhile, United captain Harry Maguire heaped praise on Fernandes and highlighted how the Portugual star bounced back from his sub-par performance in the midweek defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir.

"Bruno was excellent today," Maguire said. "He came under a little bit of stick on Wednesday night.

"But he’s a big character, he’s a big leader, and he’s reacted brilliantly. And that’s only what he does.

"He does his talking on the pitch and I’m delighted that he’s got a couple of goals – or whatever you want to call it, a goal and an assist. But he was brilliant out there and helped us get the victory."

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