Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has explained his goal celebration in victory at Manchester City.
Fernandes has come out to explain why he knelt and covered his ears after opening the scoring in Manchester United’s derby-day triumph over rivals Manchester City.
The midfielder scored from a penalty in the second minute to put United ahead at the Etihad.
Fernandes said the celebration was for his children, Matilde and Goncalo, adding: “Every time I score, it’s for them.”
The 26-year-old Portuguese was delighted to score his 23rd goal of the season and described his side’s performance as “almost perfect”.
“It’s always difficult to play against Manchester City,” Fernandes told Sky Sports. “They are difficult on the ball and tough to play against.
“Today we did almost everything perfect. It’s not about winning against City, it’s about winning every game.
“Scoring in the first minute was perfect, we had more space to counter. We remained focused until the end of the game. When we defend well we know we’ll have chances to score.
“The league is not a sprint. It’s is a marathon. We have to do our best and not think about others.”