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Fernandes reveals Cavani’s advice before game-winning free-kick vs Liverpool

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes was the hero once again during his side’s FA Cup match against rivals Liverpool on Sunday.

Fernandes, 26, joined United 12-months ago after making a £49.5m switch from Sporting Lisbon, as per Transfermarkt.

Since his arrival in Manchester, the talented midfielder’s on-field impact has been compared to the likes of Robin van Persie and Eric Cantona.

After featuring in 51 matches in all competitions, Fernandes has racked up a superb 46 direct goal contributions, including 28 goals.

Sunday’s match against Liverpool saw the Portuguse star start on the bench.

However, after being called upon at 2-2, Fernandes was tasked with trying to turn the game back into the Red Devils’ favour and the 26-year-old did not disappoint.

After team-mate Edinson Cavani won a free-kick on the edge of Liverpool’s box, Fernandes stepped up and beautifully converted a pin-point strike which flew past keeper Alisson.

Speaking to the BBC after the game, as quoted by MEN, the United midfielder revealed how Cavani’s advice helped him bag the game’s winner.

“Most important was going to the next round,” Fernandes said. “And it doesn’t matter who scores. Of course if I score, I’m happy, this is for sure.

“I work a lot on this kind of goal, free-kicks. This one was good.

“Edi Cavani before the free-kick told me try to hit a hard one on the side of the keeper. I tried and [it] went well!”

United are back in action in the Premier League on Wednesday night when they will take-on the struggling Sheffield United.

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