Fernandes: We have to learn from this
Bruno Fernandes says Manchester United must learn quickly from our mistakes after being pegged back twice against Everton in a dramatic 3-3 Premier League draw.
The Reds held a commanding 2-0 interval lead and were heading towards another three points at Old Trafford.
But Everton hit back and were level just seven minutes after half-time. Scott McTominay headed us back into a 3-2 lead with 20 minutes to go, before Dominic Calvert-Lewin cost us two vital league points with an equaliser in injury-time to make it 3-3.
It was a devastating finale for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men and our Portuguese midfielder was not a happy man after the game.
Fernandes: We have to learn
Goalscorer Bruno says United have to take heed of recent defensive mistakes in the weeks ahead…
“There are a lot of things to be disappointed with,” he told MUTV after the match.
“We were making so many mistakes in the last few games and we can’t keep conceding goals like that. We have to be more focused, we have to have the same desire to score and to defend our goal.
“Every time we have to make goals and score goals it has to be the same to not concede and I think we have to learn from this.
“It has already happened a lot of times so it is more than a bit disappointing. You talk about everything that is going on but it is about learning and make it better.”
Calvert-Lewin’s late goal was a sickener for the Reds with victory just seconds away.
“It is really bad and you can’t concede goals like that because from a full 50 yards they are a long way from our goal,” said Bruno.
“You can’t concede this kind of goals from that. We have to be more focused and we have to be ready and we have to be more stronger. We have to defend our goal with everything.”
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Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggested that United played better in the second 45 minutes despite being 2-0 ahead from the first half, but Fernandes insists the most important thing is about scoring goals.
“I wish we had played a little bit worse in the second half and maybe don’t concede the goals and score more,” was Bruno’s honest reaction.
“For me, it doesn’t matter how we play, we have to win the games, we have to understand the moments. In the second half when we scored the third goal we have to understand that we have to not give away nothing, not to give them chances and to keep trying to score and press them.
The relentless 2021 schedule continues with United needing to bounce back with our FA Cup fifth round tie against West Ham on Tuesday night.
“We have time. We have time to think again. Everyone knows the past is the past and you can do nothing, but the future you can do something about,” he said.
“So everybody has to be ready and learn from his game. Everything we learn from this game we have to put in the next one and try to win. We have to win."