Fernandes pinpoints moment that changed Male United’s season
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are currently leading of the Premier League table and handle Liverpool FC in the 4th round of the FA Cup on Sunday.
Bruno Fernandes believes that the players’ response to the draw with Leicester City in December is the minute that Manchester United’s season altered.
United are presently riding high at the top of the Premier League table following a 13-match unbeaten run.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are two points clear of Manchester City, who have a game in hand, and Leicester. On the other hand, reigning champs Liverpool are six points adrift of the leaders in 4th place.
United have rejected the frustration of their Champions League group phase exit to put themselves in contention for a very first league title since 2013.
Fernandes states the disappointment he saw in the away dressing room after the 2-2 draw with the Foxes at the King Power Stadium last month showed to be something of a turning point.
Fernandes had given the visitors the lead in the closing phases but they were rejected victory by a late deflected Jamie Vardy strike.
The resulting disappointment of dropping points is something that has actually stayed with the Portugal star.
” After the Leicester game when we drew in the last minute, I was actually happy to see the frustration on the group when I got to the dressing room,” he told Football Focus.
” It was the very first time I saw a genuine disappointment after drawing a game.
” When I arrived I could see that the group was growing up. Game by game, we began to do much better and much better.
” Now, nearly one year after I showed up, I think we still have problems. You can see we yield a lot of objectives in the beginning of games.”
United turn their attention to the FA Cup this weekend as they take on Liverpool in a 4th round tie at Old Trafford on Sunday, after the groups played out a goalless draw in the league at Anfield 7 days previously.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are now without a win in five league matches – and have actually stopped working to score in the previous 4 – following their shock midweek defeat to Burnley.
Yet Fernandes has actually protected Liverpool’s recent form, declaring they have actually not got the outcomes their performances are worthy of.
” I think groups have moments,” he added. “I don’t think Liverpool are playing badly. I think they do not win and this is the point.
Fernandes also safeguarded Liverpool’s fabled attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
” When teams don’t win, everybody discuss that,” he said. “When players do not rating, everyone speak about that.
” I feel that on me since I know the requirement is high, because I arrived and I scored a lot of objectives and make a great deal of helps, and everyone is desiring goals and assists from me.
” It is the very same – everybody anticipates goals from [Mohamed] Salah, from [Roberto] Firmino and from [Sadio] Mane. They are not scoring in the last video games and it begins feeling like ‘oh, they are not playing well’.”.