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Bruno Fernandes reveals the moment he realised Manchester United could fight for the Premier League title


Bruno Fernandes says Manchester United have made progress (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes says his team-mates’ reaction to a Boxing Day draw against Leicester City convinced him that they could win the title this season.

The Portuguese playmaker looked to have grabbed all three points for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side when he converted an Edinson Cavani pass with ten minutes left in the midlands.

However, Jamie Vardy scored moments later to ensure the game finished all square and meant United trailed then-leaders Liverpool by four points.

United have gone eight years without winning the title but Fernandes says the reaction from the squad to those dropped points at the King Power stadium showed him they’re making huge strides towards winning silverware.

Fernandes scored late on but United were pegged back (Credits: AP)

‘After the Leicester game when we drew in the last minute, I was really happy to see the frustration on the team when I got to the dressing room,’ said Fernandes.

‘It was the first time I saw a real frustration after drawing a game. I think we have to build on this and more and more be prepared, when we lose one game, to keep going on the same level.’

Fernandes has transformed United’s fortunes since joining the club from Sporting Lisbon less than 12 months ago.

United are unbeaten away from home in the Premier League since the midfielder’s arrival but Fernandes says there’s still plenty of room for improvement.

‘When I arrived I could see that the team was growing up,’ said Fernandes.

‘Game by game, we started to do better and better. Now, almost one year after I arrived, I think we still have problems.

‘You can see we concede a lot of goals in the beginning of games.

‘We have to be a little bit more of a team and not expect all the time that someone makes something exceptional.’


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