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Bruno Fernandes makes shock Man United admission after Man City defeat



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Bruno Fernandes has made a surprising admission following Manchester United’s 3-1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium against Manchester City.

Fernandes, 29, played 90 minutes as United fell to defeat after opening the scoring in the first half. The United captain set up Marcus Rashford, whose thunderous strike bypassed Ederson via the crossbar.

However, Pep Guardiola’s side pushed and pushed against a United defensive unit that displayed valiant efforts to keep the ball out of the net, particularly André Onana and Raphaël Varane.

Ultimately, though, Phil Foden broke through the United wall through a wonderful long-range strike. He would double his goal tally soon after before Erling Halaand took advantage of Sofyan Amrabat’s mistake to finish the game in added time.

Following the game, United captain Fernandes admitted that whilst the game plan was going well for Erik ten Hag’s side, there was a difference in quality between the two teams on the pitch.

“I said we were doing everything right at half time,” explained Fernandes, as quoted by United Zone. “The difference was the individual quality from Manchester City.”

This is no surprise to any supporter of the club; however, it feels both surprising and unfortunate to hear the captain admit this following a defeat where United looked like boys compared to Guardiola’s men.

“I think the commitment from the team was there,” added Fernandes when speaking to Sky Sports. “We had our chances. Sometimes we played a little too deep but you know City do that to all the teams, you have to defend your box and we did that really well in the first half.

“There’s always something more you can do in the game, if it is City or someone else you can always do something better. City are a team that knows how to have the ball and pin teams back.”

Then, speaking on the difficulties of getting into the Champions League spots after the defeat, Fernandes explained: “Every time you don’t win a game it is a damage at this club. We know what this club demands, and we want to win the games we are involved in.

“We didn’t get the three points today, but there’s still a long way to go. We know it is not everything in our hands because other teams have to lose points but we have to do our job.”