The Portugal worldwide scored two targets in a devastating first-half show that included a elegant strike for his opener.
The 26-year-old despatched an ideal half-volley flying into the web after simply 9 minutes and adopted it up with a easy end to double his tally inside 20 minutes.
Nevertheless, the night time may have been even higher for Fernandes, who was handed a golden alternative to finish his hat trick after the referee awarded the Turkish hosts a penalty.
United’s traditional penalty-taker, who scored a spot-kick Saturday, appeared set to take the penalty however opted to move the ball to Marcus Rashford as a substitute.
“After the final Premier League sport, I informed (Rashford) he may take the following penalty, so I remembered that,” Fernandes informed BT Sport after the match.
“Additionally, he is without doubt one of the high scorers within the Champions League. It is necessary for him to maintain going there and take that confidence. It does not matter who takes. When the workforce scores, I rating, too.”
Fernandes on hearth
Fernandes has had a huge effect on Manchester United since becoming a member of at first of the 12 months, however few moments have been as spectacular as the primary aim.
He caught the shot completely after the ball was cleared from a nook and drilled it previous keeper Mert Gunok from simply exterior of the world.
“It was a very good aim. I all the time say we should be prepared exterior of the field to those form of conditions or generally to cease the counter,” he added.
“This time was to shoot — perhaps subsequent time I must foul and take a yellow card.”
His second was a little bit extra lucky after Gunok spilled a cross on the toes of the midfielder, who had the easy job of tapping it in.
Fernandes has now been concerned in 34 targets in his 35 appearances — 21 targets and 13 assists — since transferring to Outdated Trafford, based on the sports activities analytics agency Opta.
His affect was underlined after being taken off within the second half when the match was gained.
United, which was so spectacular going ahead with Fernandes on the pitch, appeared wanting concepts within the second interval as Basaksehir was allowed again into the sport.
Second-half substitute Daniel James lastly put the match to mattress in stoppage time after Deniz Turuc scored a free kick to offer the guests a way of hope.
United wants only one level for its subsequent two group video games to qualify for the knockout phases and faces final 12 months’s crushed finalists Paris Saint-Germain subsequent.
Busy night time of motion
Elsewhere, Juventus certified for the last-16 of the Champions League after late drama in its sport in opposition to Ferencvaros.
The guests had taken a shock lead within the first half via Myrto Uzuni, who cheekily used Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic celebration.
Such a stunt backfired shortly afterward as Ronaldo equaled the scores with a long-range effort.
The hosts dominated the second interval and at last discovered the winner as Alvaro Morata scored a stoppage-time header.
In the meantime, Barcelona secured secure passage into the knockout phases after a snug 4-Zero victory over Dynamo Kyiv.
A brace from Martin Braithwaite was bookended by targets from US star Sergino Dest and Antoine Griezmann.
Barcelona was with out star man Lionel Messi after supervisor Ronald Koeman determined to relaxation various first-team regulars.