The duo arrived in January under very different circumstances.
Fernandes was a much awaited big money purchase, while Ighalo was a last minute loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua.
But he impressed enough to earn another loan deal with United that lasts until January 2021.
"They know how to keep the ball, they know how to play the ball. They have vision.
"Bruno is a very good player. Before you move he already knows what you're trying to do.
"Even Juan Mata… they know how to play. The understanding is getting there, it's getting better and better.
"Bruno and Anto [Martial] you could see it against City and all that. The understanding is getting better and better each day."