Bruno Fernandes (file photo)
By Valentine Amanze
Manchester United playmaker, Bruno Fernandes, has lambasted his team mates over recent poor results especially the 2-0 loss to Manchester City at Old Trafford at the weekend.
The Portuguese urged his team mates to look in the “mirror” after the defeat, which put more pressure on their under-performing manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“Obviously everyone is frustrated about the result, about the performance too,” the Portuguese midfielder told MUTV.
“We know we can do much better and we know this is not enough for a player who is representing this big club. We have to look at the mirror.”
Besides, he apologised to fans, who were expecting a title push after United, who finished second in the Premier League last season, spent heavily in the transfer window.
“We have to look at ourselves, everyone at his home, understand what they can do better to help the team,” he said.
“We just have to apologise to the fans and that’s it because it was not good enough from us.
The crowd created a great atmosphere.
“They pushed us until the end, they tried to give that energy to us but from us it was not enough.”
On the performance of David de Gea, which saved Manchester United whst would have been worst embarrassment at Old Trafford on Saturday, Fernandes said: “We have to protect better David because he is protecting us a lot and we have to help him because he cannot make every game eight, nine saves and then still concede goals.”
Recall that prior to the Saturday’s match, United beat Tottenham convincingly last week to restore some pride following an embarrassing 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool.
Poor defending led to Eric Bailly’s own goal and then Bernardo Silva scored on the stroke of half-time, with Luke Shaw at fault.
United had only been three points behind City going into the game, but the loss means they ended Saturday as close to Burnley in the final relegation spot as Premier League leaders Chelsea in terms of points.