While Bruno Fernandes has made an immediate impact at Manchester United, he’s also displayed his ruthless streak off the pitch.
Despite only joining the club in January 2020, Fernandes is already a huge fans’ favourite and his performances have helped United climb up the Premier League table.
We’ve taken a look at nine times where the midfielder has trolled one of his team-mates since moving to Old Trafford.
McTominay clearly used his time in lockdown productively and made sure to share a picture of his ripped physique on social media.
Reacting to the picture, Fernandes jokingly reminded his team-mate that he needs to remember to do some work on his football skills too.
— Stretford Paddock FC (@SPaddockFC) May 19, 2020
It’s fair to say Fred won’t be taking many free-kicks for United this season.
Bruno Fernandes on free-kicks:
“I like to watch and learn from Juan [Mata] because I think he’s a good specialist. In training, me and Juan stay longer, but also Rashy and Alex [Telles], Fred also stays… but it’s just to have fun with us.” 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Sd68kOI7Hs
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) January 25, 2021
Wan-Bissaka’s goal against Newcastle United in October 2020 was his first strike in senior football and it certainly took everybody by surprise.
Bruno Fernandes on Wan Bissaka scoring his first goal for Man Utd 😱
Mctominay’s reaction 😂🔴
— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) December 31, 2020
Fernandes was quick to joke with Martial on social media about his lack of headed finishes following United’s 2-0 win over Chelsea in February 2020.
The Portugal international also told Martial: “Next time I pass to you, try to not to miss it”, with Martial replying “give me a better pass”.
After the duo linked up for a goal against Manchester City in March 2020, Fernandes said: “Finally you scored with my assist”.
Bruno Fernandes and Martial on Instagram 😂 pic.twitter.com/r5fyWaiuOb
— Dean (@UtdDeano) February 18, 2020
While Rashford scored in United’s 3-1 win over West Ham, he also missed a great chance after being set through on goal by Fernandes.
The 26-year-old congratulated his team-mate after the game but couldn’t resist a light-hearted dig about that miss.
Bruno Fernandes a Marcus Rashford en Instagram 😳 pic.twitter.com/0yc9VHTlao
— Forever United (@MUnitedEs) December 6, 2020
During a training session at Carrington, Fernandes humiliated Bishop by lofting a delicate finish over the young goalkeeper.
Just to rub salt into his wounds, the midfielder then shared the video on Instagram and also added a message reading “Sorry @nathanbishop30” alongside an emoji.
McTominay was United’s unlikely hero against Leeds, becoming the first player in Premier League history to net twice inside the opening three minutes of a match.
Fernandes was clearly stunned by McTominay’s performance, giving him the nickname “Scottynaldinho” on social media.
“I think it’s important to know the spirit of the group,” Fernandes told United’s official website. “It is really important. I like to joke with the players. As I’ve said before, we are like a family.
“We spend a lot of time here [at the Aon Training Complex]. We go to the hotels and to the games and have a lot of time together.
“We have to have that connection, a good connection, so we are also having a good connection on the pitch.”
Bruno Fernandes on Mctominay’s Instagram post ⚽️⚽️ : “Football is really strange 😂 well done scottynaldinho 😅”
Mctominay: “ Oi, We’ll be having words tomorrow me & you 🙄😂” pic.twitter.com/dGojtkPgdg
— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) December 20, 2020
Considering Fred has just one goal in 61 Premier League appearances for United, Fernandes probably has a point here.
— /r/reddevils (@RedditDevils) January 31, 2021
Fernandes is renowned for his competitive streak and certainly enjoyed beating Matic’s team during a training session.
— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) May 28, 2020
LinkedIn Makes its 20 Most Popular LinkedIn Learning Courses Freely Available Throughout August
Looking to up your skills for a job change or career advancement in the second half of the year?
This will help – today, LinkedIn has published its listing of the 20 most popular LinkedIn Learning courses over the first half of 2022. In addition to this, LinkedIn’s also making each of these courses free to access till the end of the month – so now may well be the best time to jump in and brush up on the latest, rising skills in your industry.
As per LinkedIn:
“As the Great Reshuffle slows and the job market cools, professionals are getting more serious about skill building. The pandemic accelerated change across industries, and as a result, skills to do a job today have changed even compared to a few years ago. Professionals are responding by learning new skills to future-proof their careers and meet the moment.”
LinkedIn says that over seven million people have undertaken these 20 courses this year, covering everything from improved communication, project management, coding, strategic thinking and more.
Here are the top 20 LinkedIn Learning courses right now, which you can access via the relevant links:
- Goal Setting: Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) with Jessie Withers
- Excel Essential Training (Office 365/Microsoft 365) with Dennis Taylor
- Interpersonal Communication with Dorie Clark
- Cultivating a Growth Mindset with Gemma Leigh Roberts
- Project Management Foundations with Bonnie Biafore
- Using Questions to Foster Critical Thinking and Curiosity with Joshua Miller
- Essentials of Team Collaboration with Dana Brownlee
- Unconscious Bias with Stacey Gordon
- Learning Python with Joe Marini
- Communicating with Confidence with Jeff Ansell
- Speaking Confidently and Effectively with Pete Mockaitis
- Learning the OWASP Top 10 with Caroline Wong
- Power BI Essential Training with Gini von Courter
- Strategic Thinking with Dorie Clark
- SQL Essential Training with Bill Weinman
- Developing Your Emotional Intelligence with Gemma Leigh Roberts
- Communication Foundations with Brenda Bailey-Hughes and Tatiana Kolovou
- Agile Foundations with Doug Rose
- Digital Marketing Foundations with Brad Batesole
- Critical Thinking with Mike Figliuolo
If you’ve been thinking about upskilling, now may be the time – or maybe it’s just worth taking some of the programming courses, for example, so that you have a better understanding of how to communicate between departments on projects.
Or you could take an Agile course. If, you know, you don’t trust your own management ability.
The courses are available for free till August 31st via the above links.
Instagram Is Rolling Out Reels Replies, And Will Be Testing A New Feature Which Informs …
Instagram has added a few more social features to the platform, with Reels Replies being rolled out. Along with the Replies, anew feature is being tested that shows when two users are active together in the same chat.
Reels has been performing much better than perhaps even Instagram ever anticipated. The TikTok-inspired new video format (which officially claims to have absolutely no relation to the former) had some trouble really finding its footing initially. However, Reels has grown massively and while it may not be a source of the most direct competition to TikTok, it is indeed a worthy alternative.
Reels has grown to the point that it has a massive creator program attached to it, and the video format has even been migrated to Facebook with the goal of generating further user interest there. Naturally, with such a successful virtual goldmine on its hands, Instagram has been hard at work developing new features and interface updates for Reels, integrating it more and more seamlessly into the rest of the social media platform. Features such as Reels Replies are a major part of such attempts at integration.
Reels Visual Replies are essentially just what they sound like: A Reel that is being used to reply to someone. It’s a feature that’s been seen frequently across TikTok as well. Reel Replies essentially take a user’s comments, and reply to them in video format. The comment will then show up within the Reel itself as a text-box, taking up some amount of space, and showing both the user who issued said comment along with the text. The text-box is apparently adjustable, with users having the ability to move it around and change its size depending on where it obstructs one’s Reel the least.
Overall, it’s a fun addition to the Reels format, even if the credit should be going to TikTok first. At any rate, it’s an example of Instagram really utilizing Reels’ social media capabilities, outside of just serving it up as a form of entertainment.
Speaking of social media capabilities, a new feature might help alleviate one of the most common frustrations encountered across all such platforms. Isn’t it annoying when you see that a friend’s online, but isn’t replying to your chat? Sure, they’ve probably just put their phone down to run a quick errand, but there’s no way for you to know, right? Well, there sort of is now! Instagram is beta testing a new feature via which if both users are active within a chat, the platform will display that accordingly. It’s a work-around, sure, and one that’s currently being tested for usefulness, but it’s still a very nice, and even fresh, addition to the social media game.
— Yash Joshi (@MeYashjoshi) December 10, 2021
5 apps for scheduling Instagram posts on iPhone and Android
Alright, we get it. You’re an Instagram Nostradamus.
You know exactly what you want to post and when you’re gonna want to post it. Maybe there’s a meme or comment you want to make that you know will be totally relevant for a future moment or event. Or it could be that you’re an influencer and you want to make sure you keep a steady stream of content coming, so you want to schedule posts for times when you know you won’t be active (or won’t have internet access).
You’ll be happy to know there are apps that are specialized for just such situations. So listen up, InstaNostradamuses…Instagrostra…Instadam…Insta…uh…you guys (we’ll workshop it. No we won’t. We’ll probably just abandon that effort completely. You’re welcome) — these are the Instagram-post-scheduling apps for you.
While all of the iPhone apps below are free to download, they all have some in-app purchases.
We’ll start with “official partner” of Instagram, itself, Planoly — an Instaplanner that uses a grid to let you plan, schedule, and publish posts (as well as Reels) on Instagram. The app also lets you see post metrics and analytics so you can make sure your post didn’t flop.
Credit: buffer / app store
Buffer is another Instagram post scheduler that helps you plan your posts and analyze feedback once they’re published. Use a calendar view to drag and drop posts into days/time slots for easy scheduling.
Credit: preview / app store
Preview offers typical post-scheduling tools and analytics along with a few helpful extras. Get caption ideas, recommendations for hashtags, and more.
Credit: content office / app store
An Instagram post scheduler with a visual boost, Content Office allows users to plan and schedule Instagram posts while learning “marketing and visual guides to grow your brand on Instagram.” Like aesthetics and using visuals to create cohesive themes? Maybe this is the Instaplanner for you.
Content Office is available for iOS on the Apple App Store.
Credit: plann / apple store
You’ll never guess what “Plann” lets you do…
Aside from scheduling posts, get content ideas and recommendations, as well as strategy tips to ensure you’re maximizing your Instagram engagement. Ever wonder when the best time to post something is? Plann can offer you some help with that.
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