Bruno Fernandes auctioning off Man Utd shirt and boots from derby win to raise £720k for kids

Bruno Fernandes auctioning off Man Utd shirt and boots from derby win to raise £720k for kids

- Bruno Fernandes inspired Manchester United to a 2-0 win over neighbours Manchester City

- The Portuguese midfielder is auctioning his shirt and boots from that game to raise funds for two kids

- Leonor and Jaime are suffering from a rare form of cancer and need over a million dollars for treatment

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Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes is making efforts to raise £720,000 for two seriously-ill children and will now auction off his shirts and boots to realise the funds.

The Portuguese international grabbed the opener in United’s 2-0 won over rivals Manchester City wrecking the Citizen’s record 21-game winning run.

Fernandes is already raffling off his shirt and boots from that game to benefit siblings Leonor, five, and eight-year-old Jaime.

The kids, who are also from Portugal, are being treated at a US hospital where they need over a million dollars as they suffer from a rare form of cancer.

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This prompted Fernendes to launch a funding campaign online where he wrote:

“I've recently been made aware of Leonor and Jaime's situation. Five-year-old Leonor and Jaime, who is eight, are siblings and were both diagnosed with a very rare cancer - neuroblastoma.
“Leonor's cancer was detected in her first year of life. Since then she has had all kinds of treatments and surgeries."
Bruno Fernandes auctioning off Man Utd shirt and boots from derby win to raise £720k for kids
Bruno Fernandes raising £720k for kids. Photo: Laurence Griffiths
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Meanwhile, his attitude on the sidelines after he was substituted against Man City got the attention of Man United fans.

The Portuguese scored from the spot in the second minute of the game and was substituted in the 90th minute of the encounter.

After walking off the pitch, the 25-year-old stood behind United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and was showing concern about what was going on with the remaining minutes of the game.

And the Red Devils' faithful have shown so much admiration to the midfielder who they believe is going to be a future manager of the club.

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Bennett passed away following an accident on Saturday night, March 6, which saw him hold on to an overhead power cable with a metal pole.

It was gathered that the tragic incident occurred when he was attempting to retrieve a ball at Euxton Villa FC’s ground in Runshaw Hall Lane, Chorley.

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