Following Manchester City’s thrashing of Manchester United on derby day, Bruno Fernandes has said “it’s time to focus on the next game” while also questioning the team’s “attitude and belief.”
Man United eventually lost 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium, though the final score greatly inflated their fortunes.
“I think the attitude and the belief from the beginning was not the best and I think it was that that caused us many problems and made us concede early goals,” Fernandes said.
“After we have to run back the result and obviously I think the second half was much better. We keep control more, we control more the game. Whenever we have the ball we are braver.
“Obviously we’re down on the result, so we had to take some risks — and obviously when you take that risk you score straight away, you try to go a little bit more (attacking) and you concede more goals. Against teams like City, you can’t give that much space to them.”
“We are really disappointed but now it’s time to focus on the next game and understand that we have to get back in the performances that we did before – in the belief and everything, in the togetherness principle – and understand that this cannot get us down,” Fernandes added.
“It has to make us improve for the future.”
Man Utd will play Omonia in the Europa League this week in an effort to recover quickly before going to Everton on Sunday.