The player opened the scoring for his side in the derby affair
Up against Manchester City on Sunday, few had given Manchester United any chance of even pulling off a draw from the tie. Where they were treading over thin ice, City on the other hand were in fluent touch as they made a foray into the affair in the wake of a 21 match winning spree.
However, that narrative was thrown out of the window inside the first minute of the contest itself. Anthony Martial was impended, earning a penalty for the club, one which Bruno Fernandes went onto successfully convert to give his side an early 1-0 lead.
That strike paired with a Luke Shaw strike in the second half assured Manchester United of a 2-0 win on the day. Apart from the win, one moment which emerged as a talking point was Bruno Fernandes’ goal celebration.
Bruno Reveals Reason Behind Celebration
The midfielder had ended up sliding as he covered his ears, an action which many dissected to be a message by Bruno to his doubters. However, the 17 goal man has since gone onto say that the celebration was for his children, Matilde and Goncalo, adding: “Every time I score, it’s for them.”
“It’s always difficult to play against Manchester City,” Fernandes added as he spoke about his club’s win on the day. “They are difficult on the ball and tough to play against.
“Today we did almost everything perfect. It’s not about winning against City, it’s about winning every game.
“Scoring in the first minute was perfect, we had more space to counter. We remained focused until the end of the game. When we defend well we know we’ll have chances to score.
“The league is not a sprint. It’s is a marathon. We have to do our best and not think about others.”
Club manager, Ole also talked about his side’s unprecedented win and what the result could do for the club.
“They are so far ahead you can’t really think about anything but making sure we win our games and be better than last year. We were third so we want to move up the table of course,” Ole said.
“I thought we defended really well, we were more like ourselves with the ball attacking wise.
“Anthony Martial was man of the match and he was an even bigger doubt than Luke. That was the Anthony we know, strong, positive and taking players on. Delighted for him.”