Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes has accused his teammates of being ‘too soft’ after they conceded two avoidable goals during their FA Cup defeat to neighbours Manchester City on Saturday.
City took the lead through Ilkay Gundogan after just 13 seconds, but the Red Devils were caught cold from the kick-off with their midfield guilty of failing to track the City skipper’s run.
Fernandes scored from the penalty spot to bring his side back into the game but City rallied at the start of the second half as Gundogan was allowed to volley unchallenged from the edge of the penalty area.
“We came back into the game, we started badly but came back into it and had good spells on the ball in the first half,” the United captain told the media after the game.
“After we scored, we had some good counters but didn’t score. We conceded early in the second half and then still had other chances but we didn’t and City deserved the win.
“We were too soft and gave up too much space for the first goal but it’s an amazing strike. If players are tighter then maybe they can stop it but it’s an amazing strike.”