Both players were on target as Erik ten Hag&aposs side secured a 2-1 victory over Manchester City in the derby on Saturday afternoon.
Despite being named man of the match, Fernandes was keen to direct the plaudits to his in-form teammate after the full-time whistle. The Portuguese ace and Rashford were the last two United players off the pitch, which led Fernandes to push the England international towards the roaring Stretford End, pointing at the the 25-year-old and urging supporters to roar him off the pitch.
It was a moment that supporters instantly spoke about on social media, with the Reds number eight receiving even more shouts to be United&aposs permanent captain moving forward.
Fernandes has captained United for much of this season in the absence of club captain Harry Maguire, who has struggled for minutes under Ten Hag so far this term. After the win over Pep Guardiola&aposs side, the Portuguese star spoke about how much the side had improved in recent months.
“I said it before the game to the team: &aposWe look like a team now&apos,” the 28-year-old declared. “Some time ago, you could see sometimes [we were a team], sometimes each one of us was looking for ourselves. Now you see a proper team that works hard for each other and you see that it pays [off].”