Bruno Fernandes

Fernandes: We have to be more consistent

Saturday 09 December 2023 18:31

Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes has called on the Reds to be more consistent with our performances following Saturday afternoon's 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth.

Our performance against the Cherries was a stark contrast to that of the display in a 2-1 win over Chelsea just days ago, prompting Bruno’s call. 

“It’s been consistently like this when we win a game, [in] the next one we don’t perform,” he told MUTV at full-time. 

“We don’t perform the same way we did before.
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“I don’t know if it’s a lack of concentration or focus or something else, but it is something we have to be aware of after winning a game.

“We have to get that consistency of winning games, even sometimes [if we are] underperforming, but getting the result.” 
Despite the heavy loss, Bruno believes we still had some promising attacks but lacked the end product in front of goal. 

“I think we had good moments in the beginning of the second half,” he continued. 

“But we didn’t have as many players as we wanted to get in the box.

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It was an afternoon to forget for the Reds as our visitors took maximum points home from Old Trafford.

“We needed to have more who are eager to score, like we had in the last game. 

“We need to be eager to score and bring bodies into the box and sometimes create chaos in the box, putting crosses in and getting on to those balls. 

“Today that wasn’t the case.” 
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A must-win Champions League tie is next up for Erik ten Hag’s men, as we welcome Bayern Munich to Old Trafford on Tuesday (12 December).

We also need Copenhagen and Galatasaray to draw if we are to progress to the round of 16 but our no.8 wants to focus on the job at hand first.

“We know that the next game is going to be really tough -  we have to win and wait for a good result in the other game for us. 

“But we have to do our job, first of all, but we are more than capable of getting the result in that.”