Fernandes: Win is the most important thing
Bruno Fernandes has labelled getting three points as 'the most important thing' following the late Sunday drama between Fulham and Manchester United.
The Reds looked destined to see out this half of the season with a draw until a late moment of magic from 18-year-old Alejandro Garnacho.
His 93rd-minute winner ensured Erik ten Hag's men clinched all three points at the death before the World Cup break.
Fernandes, who skippered the side, believes picking up maximum points should always be the aim, regardless of whether or not the season is pausing.
"It counts the same - three points always," he told Sky Sports at full-time.
"As Christian [Eriksen] said, we lost the previous game in the league so for us it was important to get back on the winning track in the league, and we did it."
United's no.8 - who made his 100th Premier League appearance for the club - was full of praise for the opposition after a hard-fought victory.
"We did it [got three points]. It was really hard. Compliment to Fulham, they were amazing. Great team, they played really well, really good football, really aggressive off the ball, really well organised.
"It was really tough to play against them, we knew that [would be the case]. But we got the three points and that is the most important thing.
"It all counts the same anyway, but it is always good to finish with a win."
Fernandes was also full of praise for match-winner Garnacho, who came off the bench to change the game for United.
"He has a lot of talent and obviously his work together with the talent made a big difference for us," our Portuguese magnifico said.
"It's not the first time that he's made a big impact for us, so we are really happy for him and we know he can give us goals, assists, and the pure joy of football.
"I think he's deserved the chances he's been getting, and he's getting his goals as rewards and that's what football is about."