Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes revealed that Edinson Cavani told him where to direct his free-kick in their 3-2 win over Liverpool.
United edged a breathtaking FA Cup fourth-round clash over their rivals at Old Trafford thanks to Fernandes’ free-kick, after the goals from Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started Fernandes on the bench, but the Portuguese star came on in the second half to help the Red devils to victory.
Fernandes spoke to the BBC after the game: “Most important was going to the next round, and it doesn’t matter who scores. Of course if I score, I’m happy, this is for sure.
“I work a lot on this kind of goal, free-kicks. This one was good. Edi Cavani before the free-kick told me try to hit a hard one on the side of the keeper. I tried and [it] went well!”
Fernandes praised the performances of his teammates against Liverpool, as Solskjaer’s team secured their first win of the campaign against a ‘big six’ club — as well as sealing a fifth-round cup place.
“I think we played well,” he added. “90 minutes was a really good game for both teams. I think we created a lot of chances, we played well, we pressed them. In the league game we pressed them and I think this was the point to win this game.”
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Meanwhile, Fernandes was then asked how excited he was by Manchester United’s current form.
“A lot,” he replied. “This is everything, a dream come true. To play for this big club, to play in the Premier League. To put that together is a dream come true and it keeps being a dream come true.
“I know now the fans are happy [to win against Liverpool] and they will have a good week.”