Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes says his teammates could not believe that Aaron Wan-Bissaka had a goal like his strike against Newcastle in his locker.
Wan-Bissaka scored his first senior goal in style on Saturday, rifling the ball into the top corner at St James’ Park.
The right-back notched United’s third strike of the evening, as they brushed the Magpies aside with a 4-1 win.
While a rampant victory looked inevitable late on, Fernandes admits Wan-Bissaka’s goal caught him by surprise.
“[We were so happy] because we didn’t know he can shoot!” the midfielder told MUTV. “So it’s difficult for us believing he can score because we never see him shooting.
“We were talking about it now in the dressing room and asking him because we all were thinking he wanted to cross and he makes a bad ball and scores.
“But I’m happy for him, he deserved the goal and we always ask this from him. Be more positive, be more in the box, try and improve because he has such good qualities.
“Everyone knows about him being a defensive player and everything but he needs to show that he’s more than a defensive player and I think he has the qualities to show that.”
Fernandes once again caught the eye as United bounced back impressively from their defeat to Tottenham.
The Portugal midfielder notched a goal and assist to continue his stunning record of contributions since his arrival. However Marcus Rashford was also influential, also scoring and laying on another.
Another positive for the Red Devils was Harry Maguire‘s goal. The centre-back and captain levelled the scores at 1-1 with a confidence-boosting goal after his recent tough run.
Solskjaer: Our season started today
Meanwhile, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claimed that the 4-1 win marked the true start of his side’s season.
The Red Devils have endured a mixed opening to the campaign, with two defeats in their opening three top-flight games.
But after their impressive away victory on Saturday, Solskjaer claimed his players can now kick on and notch a good run.