‘Finally arrived!’ – Manchester United fans agree after Bruno Fernandes goal vs Crystal Palace

With 43 minutes on the clock, the Portugal international, who has now registered 100 direct goal contributions in United colours, swept Erik ten Hag&aposs side into the lead from just inside the penalty area. He received Christian Eriksen&aposs clever pass inside, took a touch to open his body up and curled a lovely right-footed effort into the far corner.

Fernandes, who scored a controversial leveller during United&aposs 2-1 derby day win over Manchester City on Saturday, returned to his natural attacking-midfield berth against Palace and bossed proceedings inside the opening 45 minutes, leading by example with the captain&aposs armband on.

His goal arrived just three minutes after goalkeeper David de Gea had made a stunning save to thwart Odsonne Edouard, meaning the deadlock-breaker arrived at a significant juncture in the contest. It was an excellent finish from Fernandes and United&aposs supporters were quick to wax lyrical about the quality of it.

Below, MEN Sport has taken a close look to see what they had to say:

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