Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has admitted he wants to see Anthony Martial continue to shine at Old Trafford. Both players were on target as the Red Devils battled their way to a 3-0 Premier League victory over Watford on Sunday.
Manchester United went into the game against Watford knowing they had to win following Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham on Saturday.
And the Red Devils did just that, producing a good display to hammer Nigel Pearson’s side at Old Trafford.
Fernandes was the star of the show for United, winning and scoring a first half penalty.
Martial was also good value, though, finding the net for the third game in a row after previously scoring against Chelsea and Club Brugge.
Mason Greenwood then made the game safe late on, scoring a powerful drive that went fizzing past Ben Foster.
And, speaking to BBC Sport after the game, Fernandes expressed a desire to see Martial continue to flourish.
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The duo have struck up a close relationship – and it’s visible on the pitch.
And Fernandes said: “This is the day every player wants to have.
“I feel lucky to score, I feel lucky to win the game. We all gave our best and we all deserved the win.
“I just need to help the team, it’s what I want to do, it’s what I need to do.
“I hope Martial scores more goals too like he did tonight.”
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On his penalty, the Portugal international added: “It’s the way I shoot a penalty, it’s where I feel confident.
“I do not shoot just that way but it felt the best way today.”
Fernandes signed for United from Sporting Lisbon during the January transfer window – and has made a huge impact so far.
His performance against Watford was his best yet for his new club, coming after good displays against Chelsea, Club Brugge and Wolves.
And his exploits at Old Trafford have earned him praise from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“A very good win, two good wins and two clean sheets, some goals to celebrate, now we want to kick on,” the Norwegian said.
“I thought first half we started by gifting them some good opportunities and gradually we created more and more chances.
“Bruno Fernandes is quicker than he looks. Very excited by having him in.
“He has come in, given everyone a boost and wants to conduct a game. There are big games coming up now.
“The thing that matters in football is scoring goals and that is what Mason Greenwood does.”
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