In the very week that the Manchester United general was criticised for his performances against the ‘big six’, he looked to have silenced his critics with a goal during the opening few minutes.
That’s because the Red Devils really put a cat amongst the pigeons by winning a penalty within 30 seconds at the Etihad Stadium when Anthony Martial was lazily felled by Gabrial Jesus.
And give or take an anomalous miss at Newcastle United, Fernandes has a perfect record from 12 yards in England, so it came as no surprise that his spot-kick found the back of the net.
There might not have been the trademark hop motif before making contact, but his fizzing effort still had enough venom behind it to give United the lead despite Ederson getting a hand to it.
And from that point onwards, the Old Trafford club barely looked back and Luke Shaw’s incredible solo goal after the break was enough to slam the brakes on Manchester City’s winning streak.
Married to a photograph of Fernandes celebrating his opening goal at the Etihad Stadium, United spoke on their star man’s behalf against those claiming: “Bruno doesn’t do it in the big games.”
However, as you can imagine, there were plenty of rival fans who thought that United’s rebuttal was flawed and were keen to point out that Fernandes ‘only’ scored a penalty during the derby win.
Bearing that in mind, be sure to check out United’s tweet down below as well as some of the most amusing responses from Manchester City fans and more:
Manchester United won the game 2 nill