Bruno Fernandes has told Manchester United fans to expect qualification for the UEFA Champions League knockout stages despite Wednesday's home defeat against Paris Saint-Germain.

The Red Devils found themselves behind early on after Neymar's goal inside six minutes, before Marcus Rashford equalised midway through the first period.

The result was sealed in the second half with a close-range strike from Marquinhos before Neymar again found the net during the closing stages to quash United's hopes of a late equaliser.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side now need to avoid defeat in their final group stage match against RB Leipzig to reach the next round, a challenge that Fernandes is confident of overcoming.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United in action during the UEFA Champions League Group H stage match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford on December 2, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)
Fernandes has promised United fans that they will feature in the draw for the knockout stages

He wrote on Instagram after Wednesday's game: "Heads up, we have to fight until the last game and we will do it."

The 26-year-old has been arguably United's best player this season after making a big impression since joining from Sporting in January.

He has ten goals and five assists in all competitions from just 15 appearances this campaign.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Fred of Manchester United(L) is shown a yellow card by Match Referee Daniele Orsato(2R) during the UEFA Champions League Group H stage match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford on December 02, 2020 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
United were reduced to ten men with 20 minutes remaining as Fred was dismissed after receiving a second booking

United will be without Fred for their clash with Leipzig on Tuesday as the midfielder was sent off against PSG for two bookable offences.

Solskjaer revealed after the final whistle that he disagreed with referee Daniele Orsato awarding Fred a second yellow card, but conceded that he perhaps should have substituted the Brazilian midfielder at half-time.

"It's not a foul," he said. "Fred played really disciplined in the second-half and when he makes a tackle like this you can't really fault the boy.

"We said at half-time just be sensible and he was, he played well. When the decision the referee made you maybe look back but there was no reason from his performance to take him off.

"He was lucky to stay on in the first-half but the referee made a mistake there, that's allowed."