Watch: Fernandes lashes in pinpoint free-kick during Man Utd warm up
Fernandes, who is currently United’s joint top scorer with four Premier League goals so far this season, was spotted curling the pinpoint accurate set-piece in off the crossbar shortly before kick-off against Dean Smith’s side.
The quality of his finish will not have been a surprise to the Old Trafford faithful; the Portuguese star has become known as somewhat of a dead ball specialist since joining the Red Devils in January 2020, having scored 21 times for the club directly from either penalties or free kicks.
Unfortunately for the 27-year-old, though, his goal in the warm-up may well have been the highlight of his afternoon as his side went on to succumb to a 1-0 defeat to Villa. Fernandes missed a perfect opportunity to level things up with a rare penalty miss in injury time.
The loss, United’s first of the Premier League season, saw them fall to 4th on the table.