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REVEALED: Bruno Fernandes lost possession 34 TIMES during shocking display against Istanbul Basaksehir as fans lay into 'penalty merchant' for his lack of creativity during Champions League defeat

By Luke Augustus for MailOnline

Published: 10:11 GMT, 5 November 2020 | Updated: 10:21 GMT, 5 November 2020

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Wednesday was a day to forget for everyone associated with but arguably none more so than Bruno Fernandes.

The Red Devils were humbled in Turkey as they suffered a 2-1 defeat at Istanbul Basaksehir in their Champions League Group H encounter.

It was a woeful display from United - with the manner of both the hosts' goals exposing a disjointed defence. However, it wasn't much better in attack either.

Bruno Fernandes had a game to forget for Manchester United against Istanbul Basaksehir

Bruno Fernandes had a game to forget for against Istanbul Basaksehir

Fernandes gave the ball away 34 times as the Red Devils lost 2-1 in the Champions League

Fernandes gave the ball away 34 times as the Red Devils lost 2-1 in the Champions League

The 26-year-old failed to create a single chance during the Group H encounter in Turkey too

The 26-year-old failed to create a single chance during the Group H encounter in Turkey too

And this was highlighted by the fact Fernandes gave the ball away an astonishing 34 times - meaning the Portuguese playmaker gave the ball away more than once every three minutes.

Fernandes' pass completion was 73.8 per cent, while only 63.5 per cent his balls in the final third went to their intended target - highlighting his frustrating display.

Furthermore, this emphasised further by the fact he failed to create a single chance all game, only completed seven of his 14 long passes and didn't complete one cross from six attempts.

Football fans soon took to social media to criticise his display - with some just labelling him as a 'penalty merchant'.

'Bruno Fernandes is genuinely a penalty merchant stat paddler. Tell me what he does other than score penalties?' tweeted one user, while another

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