Bruno Fernandes has reflected on Manchester United’s start to the Premier League season and his relationship with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Manchester United have accrued two wins and two losses from their opening four Premier League fixtures, conceding 12 times already.
Despite bouncing back to defeat Newcastle United 4-1 after the international break, there is a genuine feeling the Red Devils should have done better so far.
Bruno Fernandes, who has already added three goals and two assists to his name in the Premier League this term, believes he and his teammates have to improve.
“It was not the start we wanted,’ he told BT Sport, as relayed by the Daily Mail.
“It was a difficult start. We lost the first game (at home to Crystal Palace) and also the game against Tottenham.
“Everyone then goes to the national team, some stayed to train, and everyone comes with the right spirit to give an answer. We came with that spirit to Newcastle. We need to keep going with the same mentality.”
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A poor start to the season has led to speculations about a potential fallout between the 26-year-old forward and Solskjaer.
However, Bruno Fernandes, who is expected to lead the line against PSG at the Parc des Princes, laughs off such talks.
“It was funny,” Fernandes added. “I don’t like these situations. I don’t particularly care, but I speak about it because it’s not fair on the coach. No-one blames the coach.
“It was the same team pretty much who played unbeaten for 17 games last season, or something like that. People want to blame the coach, so I speak to just clarify nothing happened.
“We lose 6-1 -everyone needs to blame themselves. The problem is not one, two, or three, it’s the whole team. We didn’t prepare well enough, we didn’t play well enough, and it’s everyone’s fault.
“So we come to the training ground after the national team, and we know we need to train hard and work better. We did that against Newcastle, and I hope we’ll do that against Paris.”