The Portuguese worldwide was among the many objectives as Erik ten Hag’s sealed a top-four end by beating Chelsea 4-1 at Previous Trafford on Thursday night time.
Casemiro and Anthony Martial scored within the first-half earlier than Fernandes gained and scored a penalty and Marcus Rashford obtained on the scoresheet after the break.
Whereas it was all the time unlikely Liverpool would be capable of catch the Purple Devils on the ultimate day, the three factors make it mathematically inconceivable.
Reds ahead Mohamed Salah vented his frustration after watching United comply with Newcastle in making it into Europe’s elite membership competitors, admitting he was “totally devastated.”
“We know it means a lot [to the fans],” Fernandes instructed Sky Sports activities.
“For us it’s about getting our goals. We know we’d be happy also for Liverpool to not be there but for us it’s about getting the best for ourselves.”
It’s the first time Jurgen Klopp’s aspect have performed in Europe’s secondary membership competitors since his first few months on the membership within the 2015/16.
United might but spoil one other rival’s season once they meet Manchester Metropolis within the FA Cup closing subsequent month as Pep Guardiola’s aspect chase what could possibly be a treble.
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