“Fernandes comments after United’s poor result”
1NEWS – Bruno Fernandes says Manchester United fans deserve more than the team’s recent poor form after the Red Devils were crushed 4-0 by Liverpool.
After being thrashed 5-0 by the Reds at Old Trafford under former coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earlier this season, United have conceded nine goals without replying against Juergen Klopp’s men this term.
Only once in their league history have United suffered a heavier combined defeat against one opponent in a season, losing 11-0 in two games against Sunderland in 1892/93.
They managed just 28 per cent of possession and registered just one shot on target during a poor run of form against a title-chasing Merseyside side this season, leading Fernandes to say apologizing to the club’s fans will never be enough.
However, he dismissed accusations of a lack of effort from some United stars, saying they lacked quality, rather than application.
“Obviously it was a bad result again, there’s not much I can say, I think apologizing to the fans will never be enough but that’s all we can do now,” the Portugal international told Sky Sports after the defeat.
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“They deserved more than this, the way they supported us until the end, the way they kept praising us, they deserved more, and we knew we had to set the level much higher.
“I think everyone is running, I think every game we have an effort from everyone, I don’t even want to think that someone doesn’t give 100 per cent of themselves for themselves and for the team.”
“We have to say things between the squad, but that has to be kept in the dressing room. We knew that there wasn’t much we could do but now the game is over we have to think about the next one, and that was another tough one at Arsenal on the day. Saturday.”
“Liverpool are fighting for the title, that’s the difference, we are fighting for the Champions League zone at the moment, so you can see the points difference, I don’t need to be here to say about the level difference.”
“We have to look at ourselves, we have to look inside from the top down, and understand what went wrong.”
Meanwhile, the Reds are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League games against their old rivals, winning five and drawing three. No team has gone unbeaten against the Red Devils in this competition (equivalent to Chelsea between 2013 and 2016).
Ralf Rangnick’s side are now three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham in the Premier League table having played one game more than Antonio Conte’s men, and look like outsiders to securing Champions League qualification just one year from finishing as runners-up. Premier League.
However, Fernandes refuted the idea that teams were just waiting for the season to end, saying everyone at the club had to keep fighting until the end of the season.
“No, no we don’t want the season to end. It can’t happen, we are a big club and will compete until the end,” he added.
“We have to compete, if someone doesn’t want to compete, they can sit down and not be part of the team.”
“No one can lower their heads and think that they just want a holiday or whatever, we all have to understand that we have something to fight for, at least in the game.”