Bruno Fernandes had been working towards further free-kicks in coaching forward of his gorgeous winner for Manchester United of their 3-2 FA Cup victory over Liverpool, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed.
The Portugal playmaker surprised the Reds late on with an inch-perfect free-kick to ship United into the fifth spherical of the FA Cup.
Fernandes has been sensational since his £67million swap from Sporting final January, scoring 28 targets in 51 appearances for the Purple Devils throughout his yr at Previous Trafford.
And Solskjaer has mentioned the 26-year-old’s unimaginable strike towards Liverpool was no fluke, revealing he stayed behind in coaching only a day earlier than to apply his lifeless ball conditions.
Talking after the ultimate whistle, Solskjaer mentioned: “Nice purpose, free-kick,” the United boss instructed BBC when requested to touch upon the deciding second of the match.
“If you go away him out, like I needed to do right this moment, he stayed about 45 minutes after coaching yesterday capturing free-kicks. So I used to be fairly assured he’d hit the goal right this moment.
“He’s by no means pleased with me once I inform him to go inside if he’s taking part in the day after, so he bought some apply.”
Fernandes’ free-kick secured Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his first triumph towards Jurgen Klopp’s males.
Per week on from a tense goalless Premier League draw at Anfield between the Premier League leaders and reigning champions, an empty Previous Trafford hosted a much more entertaining encounter between these previous foes.
Mohamed Salah’s superb opener was cancelled out by Mason Greenwood in an entertaining first half which was adopted by an identical pulsating second interval on Sunday.
Marcus Rashford coolly put United forward just for Salah to degree together with his second of the match, organising a grandstand end by which star man Fernandes got here off the bench to attain a brilliant free-kick winner.