International watch: How Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo and others performed

International watch: How Bruno Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo and others performed

Several Manchester United players including the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo represented their respective countries tonight but how did they perform?

Austria 2-2 Scotland

Man United midfielder Scott McTominay started on the bench against Austra in the international friendly game but came in midway through the second half after his country was two goals up.

The Austrians pulled level late in the game and both countries were forced to settle in a 2-2 draw, with McTominay failing to protect Scotland’s first-half 2-0 lead.

England 3-0 Ivory Coast

Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire started at the back and played 90 minutes to help England beat Ivory Coast 3-0 at Wembley.

Luke Shaw, who started and scored the equaliser against Switzerland last week in a game Maguire was left on the bench, came into the mix in the 62nd minute after he replaced Mitchell.

Both Man United players were decent against Ivory Coast. Eric Bailly was brought in at half-time when his country was two goals down already and could not keep a clean sheet upon his cameo.

France 5-0 South Africa

Manchester United centre-back Raphael Varane captained France against South Africa, with Paul Pogba starting on the bench.

Pogba replaced N’Golo Kante in the 65th minute and would go on to provide an assist to France’s 4th goal. Watch it here.

Varane played 80 minutes before he was replaced by Koude. France beat South Africa 5-0 in an international friendly game.

Poland 2-0 Sweden

Manchester United duo Anthony Elanga and Victor Lindelof will not be part of the Qatar 2022 World Cup in December following Sweden’s disappointing defeat to Poland.

Bruno Fernandes helped Portugal seal their place in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
Bruno Fernandes helped Portugal seal their place in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Lindelof played 90 minutes but couldn’t prevent his country from succumbing to the Polish side while Elanga joined the mix in the 67th minute but eventually failed to make his mark.

Portugal 2-0 North Macedonia

Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo started for Portugal while Diogo Dalot started on the bench. The former opened the scoring with a fine strike, after an exchange of passes with Ronaldo. Watch Fernandes’ first goal here.

The Man United midfielder doubled Portugal’s lead with a superb strike in the second half, after getting on the end of Diogo Jota’s cross. Watch the goal here.

Fernandes’ two goals handed Portugal a slot in the forthcoming Qatar 2022 World Cup. Bruno was excellent while Ronaldo endured another sceptical performance.