United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has showered praises on his teammate and in-form striker Edinson Cavani after the Uruguayan grabbed a brace to secure a memorable comeback for the Devils on Sunday.
Commenting on the 33-year-old’s stunning impact upon introduction into Southampton clash, Fernandes revealed his thoughts on Cavani’s ability to smell the goal.
“When you have strikers who move a lot, and they give you the chance to play balls for them, it is really good,” he told club media. “I think every striker we have gives us options. I don’t want to go on personally about Edi or another player because it’s not fair, but of course Edi has qualities, everyone knows that.”
“For me, he’s one of those strikers that can smell the goal as you saw twice. He smelt the goal, you need to have this feeling to score these two goals. As I said some weeks and some months ago, Edi will help us and he is helping already. For me, one of the best games he played was against Basaksehir in the Champions League and nobody talks about that because he didn’t score but he did an amazing game. He helps a lot and he will help more and more in the future.”
Fernandes continued his fine form this season for United, capitalizing on Cavani’s pass and calmly slotting home to rekindle United to victory.
Speaking further on his stunning level output this season for United, the 26-year-old disclosed his excitement at helping his team grab crucial points.
“I’m happy to help the team. Of course the assist is not really an assist [laughs] but I will take it!” he added. “I’m happy because we win. Of course every player wants to score. The point now is to look [out] for each other. We need to keep winning because we want to be at the top of the table and we have to fight.” he revealed.
“This game was against a tough opponent,” he added. “I think if you take out the big clubs, as you say in England, I think Southampton is the team that can play a lot of quality football in the Premier League. They have quality, they have runners, they fight. They have such good quality and it’s difficult to beat them. I think the sacrifice we made in the second half and the way we ran and helped each other was fantastic. We played well in the first half but we conceded goals from set-plays and we will work on that as we are not happy with that.”
United will travel to West Ham on Saturday with hopes of consolidating on Sunday’s comeback.