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Man Utd ace Fernandes tribute to 'professor' Quaresma after Cup semi triumph

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes paid tribute to Ricardo Quaresma after their Carabao Cup semifinal win against Nottingham Forest.

Fernandes expertly steered a cross to the back post with the outside of his foot for Marcus Rashford, whose cushioned touch to divert the ball back into the box led to Fred tapping home to give United a 2-0 lead and eventual victory over Nottingham Forest.

When asked after the game where he developed his incredible piece of skill, Fernandes revealed he learned from the skillful winger and Portuguese icon Quaresma, who won 80 caps with Portugal between 2003 and 2018 and had a brief spell on loan at Chelsea in 2009.

The pair's careers did briefly overlap with the Portugal team between 2017 and 2018.

"I learned from Quaresma so I had a great professor in Portugal so you have to learn with the players. You have to learn their tricks and use them," he told Sky Sports on the pitch after the game, standing alongside team-mate Luke Shaw.

"As Luke said, one in 20 is not bad! I'm really happy for the performance of the team and for the goals we had created.

"We had some chances and could have scored more but I think Nottingham [Forest] defended really well. It was tough to get into their defence but we did it. We won and we are into the final so we are very happy with that."

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