Bruno Fernandes reacts to Man Utd’s defeat to Liverpool


Bruno Fernandes believes Manchester United are ‘not at their best’ following the 4-2 defeat to Liverpool on Thursday evening The Portugal international, who captained the team in Harry Maguire’s absence, opened the scoring early on but goals from Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino put Liverpool in front by half time. Firmino scored his second of the game shortly after the break before Marcus Rashford found the net in the 68th minute to give United a lifeline. But Mohamed Salah finished off a quick counter attack from Liverpool in the closing stages of the game to wrap up three points for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

We played side to side, we tried to do what we trained at,’ Fernandes told MUTV. ‘When you go down, playing 45 minutes against a team like Liverpool, we tried to push a little bit more and create danger.

‘We gave more space to them, and they took that space and we conceded another two goals. ‘Everyone was disappointed in the dressing room because we made mistakes but we’ll learn from that and we have to keep improving. We are not at our best yet. ‘We started well, we score, we created more chances after that.

After we concede, we concede two goals from set-pieces and we know we have to work on that. ‘We concede many goals this season from set-pieces. As I said, we are disappointed in the dressing room and we have to improve, we have to be better and we have to do it in the next game against Fulham to secure second place. ‘We score and we try to push a little more but that’s it. ‘We gave more space and we conceded the fourth goal, this time on the counter. That’s it, it’s frustrating because we know, we’re trying to win the game but it was not enough.’

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