Fernandes: We cannot stop here
Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes insists the Reds need to take the momentum from our “important” victory over Arsenal into Sunday’s game against Crystal Palace.
The triumph will no doubt be one that supporters will savour in the coming days, but for the players, there will be a swift turnaround with preparations set to begin on Friday morning for our next outing on Sunday, when Palace are the visitors to M16.
Fernandes, the scorer of our first goal, touched on the significance of the result before admitting that the team’s focus is already shifting towards the weekend’s meeting with another club from the capital.
“We know that we have been through a lot of ups and downs, and it has been hard for us to come out of that.
“Today we got a great win, but we cannot stop here and be satisfied because we beat Arsenal. The next game is coming quick, so we have to put our heads on that straight away and be ready for that one."
It was a landmark evening for Bruno who brought up a century of appearances for the Reds, less than two years on from signing for the club.
There were milestones achieved for his team-mates in the game too, with compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo scoring his 800th and 801st career goals in the win.
"What can you say about that? It's incredible,” Bruno expressed about our no.7’s latest achievement.
“He's proving game by game, year by year, season by season, that he wants to keep being the best, he wants to be the best and that's what he did.
“He doesn't need anyone to motivate him, he knows how to do it and how to carry on scoring goals."
“Michael can be a really good manager in the future if he gets the chance,” said Fernandes.
“He knows how to speak, he knows a lot about football. He was one of those great players that not a lot of people talk about but from what I know and what I have seen, he can be a top coach.”