Fernandes played 71 games between football's restart on 19 June 2020 and Portugal's exit to Belgium in Seville some 373 days later.
“Yes, I'm fresh and happy to be back, seeing my team-mates again, training again, it's always a good thing," Fernandes told manutd.com.
“It was nice, finally a long break after the season.
“It was a long time, I think five years maybe since my last full break. Honestly it was good to be with family and friends and enjoy time with my kids, because when we are playing, the time we spend at home is less than what we spend at the training ground!"
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