Bruno Fernandes in action for United

Fernandes: We want to bring trophies

Wednesday 01 February 2023 23:43

Bruno Fernandes is determined to bring a trophy to Manchester United.

Erik ten Hag’s side beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday (1 February), setting up a mouthwatering clash with Newcastle United in the final. 

It is the first final available to United, with the Reds competing across four competitions this season, and our ‘Portuguese Magnifico’ wants to ensure we leave Wembley with some silverware. 
Fernandes: We're enjoying the moment Video

Fernandes: We're enjoying the moment

Bruno Fernandes says booking a place at Wembley for the Carabao Cup final is an amazing feeling for the United squad...

“It’s a great feeling [to reach the final], amazing for everyone,” he told club media after full-time. 

“We’ve been looking to be in this position for a long time and now we’re getting there.

“We’re enjoying the moment because it is a big thing; I know a lot of people will think ‘it’s just the Carabao Cup’ for many of them, the ones that are not in the final will think like that. But for us and Newcastle, it will be a big, big match and a chance to win a trophy and we will go there to try our best to bring it back.” 
However, he insists he and the rest of the team aren’t getting ahead of themselves, as we have six games between now and Wembley. 

“We have a lot of matches coming, so we have to be prepared for that,” he told Sky Sports. 

But to MUTV, he reiterated the desire to win, adding: “As I’ve said since I came to this club, the club is about winning trophies and I want that. 

“We want to bring a trophy back to the club.”
With Ten Hag’s men competing on all fronts, having quality in depth is vital to allow us to be as competitive as possible over the coming months. 

“It’s important for us to have competition, because you can’t relax,” he told MUTV. 

“We know how important it is to be in form. To have your place in the team, it costs a lot to be in the starting XI at this moment.

“Everyone has to be pushing themselves to the highest levels to be playing for this club. It is what this club demands, it is what the manager demands, it is what us, as players, should demand from ourselves.”
Bruno Fernandes produced a sublime pass in the build up to Fred's goal
A win on Wednesday night ensured a 12th straight win at home in all competitions – a feat no United manager has achieved since Sir Alex Ferguson. 

And Fernandes wants to continue making sure Old Trafford is a difficult place to come for any opponents. 

“This has to be our main focus; that, at home, we know the atmosphere that the fans create, we know how good that can be.

“It has to be the place that is more difficult to play for everyone. I think we are in a great position to carry on doing that because we have a great team.”