Man Utd fans can't wait for stars to return after tearing up Euro 2024 qualifying as Bruno bags hat-trick of assists | The Sun

BRUNO FERNANDES has led the charge with a host of Manchester United players in red-hot form during this international break – and fans can't wait to have them all back.

The Red Devils skipper has played the full 90 minutes in both of Portugal's Euro 2024 qualifiers in recent days.

Fernandes, 29, netted his country's winner as they beat Slovakia 1-0 on Friday night.

He then put in a sublime display on Monday – scoring once and laying on a hat-trick of assists as Portugal dismantled Luxembourg 9-0.

Diogo Dalot also played the full 90 in both games as Portugal took a huge stride towards qualifying for next summer's tournament in Germany.

Man Utd's Danish duo have also enjoyed a fruitful international break.

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Christian Eriksen scored and grabbed two assists as Denmark routed San Marino 4-0.

The midfielder then played the full 90 minutes on Monday night as the Danes beat Finland 1-0 courtesy of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's goal.

Rasmus Hojlund came off the bench in both games as he continues his careful return from injury – and was not able to add to his impressive tally of six goals in qualifying thus far.

But he did delight fans with a passionate speech to fans using a megaphone.

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One player that did continue his sensational goalscoring form for his country was Scott McTominay.

The midfielder put Scotland 1-0 against Cyprus on Friday night, setting Steve Clarke's men on their way to a comfortable 3-0 triumph.

McTominay, 26, will hope to be in action again on Tuesday night as Scotland face England at Hampden Park.

Victor Lindelof enjoyed international success, captaining Sweden to a 5-0 win over Estonia on Saturday.

Fellow cenrte-back Harry Maguire played the full 90 minutes and Marcus Rashford was introduced as a 65th minute substitute as England drew 1-1 with Ukraine.

Jonny Evans had an eventful game against Slovenia last Thursday, scoring at both ends in a 4-2 defeat.

He was then in action again as his country lost 1-0 to Kazakhstan on Sunday.

United's new deputy goalkeeper Altay Bayindir was an unused sub as Turkey drew 1-1 with Armenia – and he'll be hoping to feature as his country take on Japan on Tuesday afternoon in a friendly.

Red Devils stars' performances in Euro 2024 qualifying, particularly those of Fernandes, have seen fans excited for the Premier League to return at the weekend.

One tweeted: "We're here to take over."

While a second wrote: "Simply the best."

A third gushed of Fernandes: "My midfielder."

And another added: "There is only one Bruno Fernandes."

Hojlund and McTominay are the joint top-scorers in Euro 2024 qualifying, alongside former Red Devil Romelu Lukaku, with six apiece.

Fernandes has four, with a further five assists – the joint-highest total alongside Denzel Dumfries.

Some of United's non-European stars have also been in international action.

Casemiro captained Brazil to a 5-1 thumping of Bolivia.

Wonderkid Facundo Pellistri played 71 minutes in Uruguay's 3-1 triumph over Chile.

Hannibal Mejbri started as Tunisia beat Botswana 3-0.

However, Lisandro Martinez was not in action for Argentina due to his recent injury scare.


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Andre Onana could make his Cameroon comeback on Tuesday night, having accepted a recall to the squad despite retiring from international duty after leaving last year's World Cup after just one game.

Cameroon take on Burundi this evening.

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