The £46.6m signing had five shots, more than anybody else on the pitch, and also the highest amount of overall passes (88) and passes in the opposing half (70), highlighting his influence.
Matt Murray, who made 100 appearances for Wolves, was highly impressed with Fernandes and reckoned he ran the show in the goalless draw.
“Yeah Wolves will be really happy, they know how Manchester United play, they’ve had a lot of joy against them,” Murray said on Sky Sports.
“Sucked them on, very organised, compact, and then Jimenez is the one.
“He’s the one that links it and we’re going to talk about a Portuguese midfielder, but for me Ruben Neves is running the show.
“The weight of pass there, the ball played in and a lot of Wolves’ joy has come down the right-hand side. [Adama] Traore, [Matt] Doherty look very, very good.
“Wolves often work it one side, switch it out the other side, [Diogo] Jota very, very good.
“So Wolves are organised, compact at the back when the transition happens but then they like to switch play, create overloads.
“They got into some areas but that will be the bit that has maybe frustrated Nuno.
“Good areas but not seriously tested [David] De Gea in the Manchester United goal.”
Meanwhile, former Liverpool captain Jamie Redknapp was impressed by Fernandes in the first half considering it has been a long week for the 25-year-old.
“I think Fernandes, I probably got a little bit excited as well, but I think sometimes what you have to think about is it’s been an emotional week for this young man,” Redknapp said.
“He’s come to the country, desperate to do well, he’s been thrust into the team.
“His stats have been good, he’s been better than anybody else in terms of keeping the ball for his team.”
Earlier this week Fernandes described his move to United as a dream come true.
“Yes, it was my dream to play in the Premier League and fortunately for me my dream is also to play for Manchester United,” he told the official United website.
“I’m really excited. I want to help everyone and learn from the experienced players.”