In a one-sided display against Brighton, Manchester United went away with all three-point need to close the gap on Chelsea Football Club in a race for the European Champions League football next season. Mason Greenwood opened the scoring before Fernandes made sure of the points for United in a dominant performance.
Bruno Fernandes was Manchester United’s match-winner as he struck twice at Brighton.
The match was one-way traffic in the first half as Fernandes doubled his side’s advantage in the course of the half.
All hope of Brighton to make a remarkable second-half fightback were in tatters when the influential Portuguese midfielder, Fernandes added his second goal of the match – United’s third.
The facile victory means United leapfrog Wolves back into fifth place as the race for Champions League football next season hots up.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men host Bournemouth on Saturday before a trip to fellow strugglers Aston Villa next week.