Bruno Fernandes has opened up on Edinson Cavani’s message ahead of Manchester United’s winner against Liverpool.

Fernandes came off the bench to strike home a wonderful free-kick to put the Red Devils into the fifth round of the FA Cup.

While Liverpool were focusing on making sure their wall was lined up correctly, Fernandes found the bottom corner that Alisson was covering.

And the Portuguese star, who was given a slight rest at Old Trafford, has explained that the idea to go that side came from Cavani.

“I work a lot on this kind of goal, free-kicks,” Fernandes told BBC Sport.

Bruno Fernandes came off the bench to score Manchester United’s winner against Liverpool
Bruno Fernandes came off the bench to score Manchester United’s winner against Liverpool

“I tried, this one was good, Edi Cavani, before the free-kick, told me, try to hit one at that side of the keeper.

“I tried and it went well. I’m happy because we win, nothing more.

“Most important was going to the next round and it doesn’t matter who scores. But if I score I’m happy, that’s for sure.”

The free-kick was a wonderful strike, though United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer disclosed just how much work goes into set-pieces from Fernandes.

Manchester United beat Liverpool to reach the FA Cup fifth round
Manchester United beat Liverpool to reach the FA Cup fifth round

The boss said: “Great goal, good free-kick. The thing is when you leave him out, like I had to do this time… I think he stayed about 45 minutes after training yesterday shooting free-kicks, so I was quite confident he was going to hit the target.

“If he's starting the day after the final training session I always send him in, he’s never allowed to practice too much. Yesterday he stayed out and it worked.

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“We really played some good stuff in periods, they were some good goals we scored.

“We had to defend well against them of course, and I think we managed to react well. Towards the end, there’s always some moments there but we kept them away.

“I hope everyone enjoyed it. As a coach, you’re so focused on all the little details. Obviously, I could see lots of positives, even though we conceded two goals.”