Club Brugge’s Nigerian striker, Dennis Bonaventure made a name for himself when scoring twice against Real Madrid earlier this season and his qualities were on show against Manchester United in a UEFA Europa League Last 32 match on Thursday night.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side fell behind in the opening 15 minutes after Emmanuel Dennis pounced on a Simon Mignolet long ball to loft over the onrushing Sergio Romero.
Dennis almost got his brace after beating Harry Maguire and then Romero to the ball on the right of the United box before squaring, but thankfully Lindelof, playing his 100th Reds game, was on hand to prevent the incoming Maxim de Cuyper from scoring.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised his performance afterwards and the Reds must keep a close eye on him at Old Trafford next week.
The Red Devil’s new acquisition Odion Ighalo came on in the 67th for Anthony Martial but made no appreciable impact.
“For the second leg, I would just get a marker on Dennis and make sure that he doesn’t get the ball,”” says The Times journalist Paul Hirst.
“He is such a dangerous player, so quick and powerful around the box. He has emerged as the most dangerous player for Club Brugge, so United need to get a hold of him in the second leg.”