Bruno Fernandes sends message to Anthony Martial after first Man Utd hat trick

Anthony Martial bagged his first hat-trick for the club (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes was quite to congratulate team-mate and close friend Anthony Martial after the Frenchman struck his first hat-trick for the club.

The 24-year-old hit the first treble of his career in United’s comprehensive 3-0 win against the Blades at Old Trafford, which takes the Red Devils to within two points of Chelsea ahead of the Blues’ clash against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.

Martial has been given the centre forward role under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this role and though the Norwegian explored deals for Erling Haaland and Joshua King in January, the Frenchman has staked his long-term claim by scoring 19 goals in 36 matches.

Fernandes’ arrival from Sporting Lisbon has aided Martial’s cause and the Portuguese took to Instagram after United’s win to congratulate his friend for his achievement.

‘Congratulations Anthony Martial on your first hat-tricking wearing the Manchester United jersey,’ wrote Fernandes.

United will be hoping rivals City can take points off Chelsea on Thursday, while Leicester’s second consecutive draws means the Foxes are just six points above the Red Devils heading into the final stretch of the season.

Wolves’ 1-0 win against Bournemouth means they’re level on points with United, while Sheffield United and Tottenham cannot be ruled out in the hunt for a top-four spot.


United take on Norwich City in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday before resuming their Premier League campaign against Brighton next Tuesday.

Solskjaer is expected to rotate his side for the trip to Carrow Road with the likes of Odion Ighalo, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira, Brandon Williams and Eric Bailly expected to come into the side.

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