Around 10,000 fans were in attendance at Old Trafford as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against Fulham.
Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes expressed his disappointment to not give the returning supporters a win against Fulham in the Premier League on Tuesday. Fans returned to Old Trafford for the first time in 14 months for the last home game of the season. Earlier, Cavani spotted the Fulham goalkeeper off his line and hit a shot from long range, which sneaked under the post to the delight of the crowd in the first half. But, Fulham found the equaliser through Joe Bryan’s second-half header.
Speaking to MUTV in his post-match interview, United’s captain for the night, Fernandes said, “Really good. It’s really good to have the fans back. We know how important they are for us and honestly everyone is disappointed not to give better a result to them. The performance was good, not enough but anyway we tried to do our best to get a better result to them but today it was not possible.”
He also reacted to fans singing his name from the stands and how happy it made him. “It was really good, really good,” he said. “You know, the feeling I had in the first game when I came straight in against Wolves, it’s the same feeling I had today. It’s really nice to hear that kind of song, hear them singing your name is really, really good and makes everyone happy. I think every player who has the chance to have this is really grateful.”
Bruno bagged his 18th assist of the season for the dream goal scored by Cavani. However, the Portuguese playmaker was not sure if he got a touch to David De Gea’s forward ball. “I don’t know,” he laughed. “Honestly, I think I don’t but the referee was saying I touched it and gave the assist to me and honestly I don’t care, we scored and that’s what’s important.”
“I think they only saw a little bit of Cavani today. This is what he can give, this is what he can do. So, I hope they can see it more and more this season.”
Following Cavani’s incredible strike, United did have a few opportunities to multiply the lead. However, Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola was excellent in between the posts to deny Bruno and Mason Greenwood from extending the lead on Tuesday.
“Yeah, we had many chances to do it, that was the point. We could do it but it was that kind of game where you don’t score and the ball doesn’t go in and you end up conceding a goal. Well played by Fulham,” he added.