Manchester United cruised to a two-nil victory yesterday night against Vincent Kompany’s Burnley side.
United grabbed two goals through Christian Eriksen and Marcus Rashford.
Eriksen got on the end of a fabulous cross from Aaron Wan-Bissaka and fired the ball beyond the reach of the Burnley goalkeeper.
However, it was Rashford’s goal that was the pick of the two. He embarked on a brilliant run, took on two Burnley defenders and rifled a powerful low-driven shot that found the bottom-left corner.
Fernandes seems to have picked up where he left off with Portugal during the World Cup, where he was brilliant.
Rashford and Fernandes earned themselves praise from Kompany who labelled them the difference-makers against his side.
Kompany said after the game, “I thought that both goals were worked really well. The pass from Fernandes is perfect and for Ian (Maatsen), a young full-back, he needs to learn to anticipate these balls.”
“Then as well, the centre-backs, the young centre-backs, are going to learn to anticipate that ball going square again.”
The former Manchester City defender added, “I thought there was a lot of quality in the pass. Again, the goal we conceded from Rashford was a lot of quality on the counter, and that was always going to be a danger for us.”
Eriksen and Rashford’s goals were enough to send the Red Devils to the quarter-finals.
The 20-time English champions will learn their next opponent tonight as the draw takes place after Manchester City and Liverpool face off against each other.