Bruno: Important to get back on track
Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has been reflecting on the characteristics the Reds displayed in our 2-1 victory over Everton.
Erik ten Hag's side battled hard at Goodison Park, fighting back from a goal down to claim the win as the rain lashed down on Merseyside.
Alex Iwobie had given the Toffees the lead inside five minutes, but first-half goals from Antony and Cristiano Ronaldo turned the night around for United.
Giving his account of events to BT Sport, Bruno said: “We conceded a goal from nothing but I think we played pretty well in the first half. In the second half, in the last 20 minutes we could have done a little bit better, but anyway, it's three big points for us. It was really important to get back on the winning track.”
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On whether the performance was a reflection of the level of intensity required by the boss, Fernandes replied: “The manager, and ourselves also. We know we want these kind of games, we want to show how [we have] this spirit, this togetherness.
“It’s really important for us that we carry on this, because this is what made [that run of] four wins in a row and made us win today so we have to carry on.”
The Reds fought off a late onslaught from Frank Lampard’s team, with Bruno pleased at how United stood up to the test.
“We know how it is, playing against Everton here at their home. We know when they have a corner sometimes it seems like goal for them.
“They’re really dangerous obviously and the support from their supporters here it’s really tough but we did well, defended really well.
“It’s about, togetherness, effort, to make the best for the team.”
Bruno had praise for his new team-mate Antony, whose Premier League goal tally which now stands at three in three games since joining the club.
“He’s an amazing player,” said our no.8. “We knew the qualities that he had, we know that all the players up front have such good qualities and Antony is one of them – that’s why the club paid that amount of money for him so we are really happy for him, but we want even more from him.”
Meanwhile it was another historic night for Ronaldo, who notched his 700th club goal.
“Every week it seems like a new record,” remarked Bruno.
“For a little bit, he didn’t score but today he had a goal and we won. That’s the most important [thing] I think for Cristiano.
“It is most important that the team wins and obviously for him as a striker he wants to score goals. We are really, really happy for that.”