The Portuguese midfielder won his side a crucial three points at the death, squeezing an effort past Bernd Leno and into the bottom corner. He had initially tried to play Facundo Pellistri in on goal but took control of a scrappy moment.
It was an excellent goal from Fernandes and the perfect example of his credentials as club captain. United were poor again at Craven Cottage but head back up north with a much-needed win under their belt.
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Fernandes has been criticised again recently for his supposed poor mentality, having been singled out during the 3-0 defeat against Manchester City. Roy Keane insisted the 29-year-old should be stripped of the armband for his reaction when Pep Guardiola&aposs side were dominant.