“Scoring in the first minute is perfect as we then had more space to counter, and we know that the big threat we have is the counter.”
Fernandes says scoring early has not always worked for United and insisted they had to remain focused for the entire 90 minutes.
“Against Tottenham we started with a penalty in the first minute but we still lost the game, so it’s not always perfect,” the Portuguese added.
“But we remained focused until the end, scored the second, and we defended well. We know that if we defend well, we have the chances to score.
“Some people may say United are now performing against the ‘Big Six’ because we won but it doesn’t affect us.