Bruno Fernandes sends actuality test to Man Utd dressing room regardless of securing high 4

Bruno Fernandes says Manchester United can’t view this season as successful – regardless of securing a top-four end and profitable a trophy.

United assured Champions League soccer for subsequent season after beating Chelsea 4-1 at Previous Trafford on Thursday.

Erik ten Hag additionally ended the membership’s six-year look ahead to a trophy in his debut season by main United to a 2-0 victory over Newcastle within the Carabao Cup last. United can elevate a second trophy – and wreck native rivals Manchester Metropolis’s bid to emulate their 1999 Treble – with victory within the FA Cup last subsequent week.

Regardless of that, skipper Fernandes mentioned United can’t take into account this season a profitable one – as a result of the calls for on the membership are a lot increased. Requested if the marketing campaign constituted successful, Fernandes mentioned: “No. It is a constructive season, however not profitable, as a result of success is totally different for this membership and for us gamers it must be, too.

“As gamers we’re not completely satisfied simply to get into the highest 4. We would like extra, we goal for extra, as a result of we imagine on this crew that there are sufficient qualities to go ahead.

“We did win a trophy. We did get into the highest 4. Now now we have one other last, however no matter occurs in that last is not going to change something concerning the season.

“One recreation cannot outline a season that has been lengthy, with so many video games. We have been doing rather well and had our moments the place we might have performed higher. However nonetheless we received the Carabao Cup, we’re within the last of FA Cup, in Europa League it might have been higher, however it’s what it’s.”

Man Utd thrashed Chelsea 4-1 to safe their place within the high 4

Fernandes mentioned securing a top-four place was the naked minimal for a membership of United’s stature and ambition, and mentioned subsequent season they need to goal increased. “It isn’t a aid,” mentioned Fernandes. “Everybody was conscious it was actually essential for us to get the highest 4.

“On the similar time, I believe everybody was satisfied we would do it. We should always have performed it somewhat bit earlier, however clearly we had two away video games the place we did not get any factors and it difficult it.

“However we did it and that is crucial factor. After we could not combat anymore for the title, we needed to combat for our high 4 and we did it.

“We’re actually completely satisfied to be within the Champions League subsequent season, nevertheless it’s sort of an obligation for this membership to be in these positions.

Bruno Fernandes insists this season hasn’t been a profitable one for Man Utd
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“We need to be there, now we have to get pleasure from it and do the most effective we will as a result of I believe now we have the qualities to play and to get an excellent place.”

United misplaced their opening two league video games below Ten Hag and had been backside of the desk, however Fernandes mentioned he by no means doubted they might recuperate.

“I’ve mentioned this many occasions that the Liverpool recreation was the one which modified every thing,” mentioned Fernandes. “Due to the outcome, clearly [United won 2-1], however already earlier than that, after the sport in opposition to Brentford away, everybody understood we needed to do higher.

“The idea has all the time been there, as a result of because the starting we believed within the concepts of the supervisor and within the gamers now we have.”


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