“I love playing with Bruno, as you can imagine,” Marcus Rashford said. “For a forward like me, he’s the perfect player to play with.
“I think he’s been a good leader for us, even when he’s not been captain, which is always a good sign. He’s helped other players become better leaders.
“The reality of it is, we can’t be a well organised team with just one leader being the captain. He has done a lot for us in terms of bringing leadership skills in and that was from the moment he arrived.”
“I don’t have anything negative to say about Bruno,” Marcus added. “Like the manager said, no-one is perfect. Sometimes you want to win so bad you end up doing things that are a little bit out of character. I 100 per cent support Bruno and I am behind him.
“As a team we have to support him because he is a fantastic player and like the boss said, we wouldn’t be in the position we are in if he wasn’t playing games for us.”
Rashford and Fernandes will hope to bounce back from the heavy defeat at Liverpool with a win against Real Betis in the Europa League.