United’s first test following the restart is a fellow top-four chasing club, in Spurs, who happen to have our old manager, Jose Mourinho, at their helm. Fernandes revealed that he had never actually met his fellow countryman but recognised his qualities as a top coach.
While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be boosted by the additions of Pogba and Rashford to the squad, Friday night’s hosts can boast the return of Harry Kane, who has recovered from a hamstring injury.
Fernandes remains confident in the team’s ability to produce the goods when it matters, particularly after our most recent league victory, over Manchester City, before the enforced lockdown. The Portugal international is determined to play a big part in future success for the Reds and he insists this group of players have the pedigree to achieve our goals.