Bruno Fernandes may just have saved Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's job, for now at least.
The Portuguese midfielder scored twice, including a well-taken header, and provided an assist to seal a 3-1 away win for The Red Devils that alleviates some of the pressure from Solskjaer.
📷 Fernandes: Match Snapshot
⚽ ⏱️ 25' Fernandes equalises for United as he runs to meet Luke Shaw's teasing cross in the middle of the penalty area and plants a firm header into the corner of Jordan Pickford's net.
⚽ ⏱️ 32' Fernandes adds to his tally, as his cross from the left-hand side for Marcus Rashford is missed entirely by the striker, and the ball nestles into the bottom corner of Pickford's goal
⚽ ⏱️ 90' Fernandes turns provider, running the length of the pitch from an Everton attack. The Portuguese midfielder shifts the ball to Edinson Cavani, who makes no mistake, drilling the ball past Pickford to complete the win.
Bruno Fernandes was on a hat-trick with a chance to bag his third...— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 7, 2020
And he laid it on a plate for Edinson Cavani to score his first Premier League goal 🙌
A big result for Solskjaer and Man Utd! pic.twitter.com/roxOZZScer
〽️ Fernandes : Rating Week-on-Week
Fernandes had produced several subdued performances over the last couple of games, earning a 5.7 FC Rating against Arsenal in their last league game.
However, today's outstanding performance against Carlo Ancelotti's side has seen Fernandes' rating soar to a 9.4 FC Rating.
🗝️ Key Stats
Fernandes match stats
Fernandes: What Next?
The Portuguese midfielder has been one of United's best performers in what has already been an inconsistent season. Fernandes has proven that he's a consistent player for the club, but other players around him need to follow his lead.