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Bruno Fernandes blasts two Man United players for ‘bad decisions’ vs Newport



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Bruno Fernandes has blasted two Manchester United players for bad decision making during the club’s FA Cup victory over Newport County on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester United netted four goals against Newport County, securing their passage to the fifth round of the FA Cup. Second-half goals from Antony and Rasmus Højlund ensured the club’s qualification for the next round.

Despite Bruno Fernandes and Kobbie Mainoo giving United an early lead, Erik ten Hag’s team allowed Newport to level the score at 2-2, making the game more challenging than necessary.

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The first 35 minutes of the fixture saw United completely dominate, deserving their 2-0 lead, but as Bruno Fernandes pointed out in his post-match interview, some players started to make bad decisions and tried to force more goals.

Rasmus Højlund did not have a single shot until his goal in the third minute of extra time just before the full-time whistle, but wingers Alejandro Garnacho had five and Antony had six.

Fernandes has explained that he feels the attackers, which in this case were Garnacho and Antony, made poor decisions by trying to score rather than play a pass, which happened on multiple occasions during the tie.

“We had chances to make the 3-0, but when you get 2-0 in these types of games, everyone wanted to score and get their goal and everything, and sometimes we don’t make the best decision for the team.”

However, Fernandes did recognise that overall the forwards did well to make sure United saw victory in the end: “I think after we did a great job to close the game.”