Bruno Fernandes has urged his Manchester United teammates to develop after their second downfall at home
Bruno Fernandes breaks Frank Lampard’s record for most goals scored by a Premier League midfielder in a single season.
Bruno Fernandes has urged his Manchester United members they must develop after their second downfall at home in 48 hours. The Red Devils followed up their 2-1 reversal at the hands of Leicester on Tuesday, with a 4-2 loss against arch-rivals Liverpool FC.
Also, Bruno Fernandes breaks Frank Lampard’s record for most goals scored by a Premier League midfielder in a single season, all comps (28).
For Manchester United, it was familiar struggles rearing their head again as Liverpool scored twice before the break and both from set-pieces. The Reds needed all three points to keep their hopes of finishing in the top four alive.
Diogo Jota profited the equalizer following a corner before Roberto Firmino was given the liberty to respond home a Trent Alexander-Arnold freekick.
“We started well, we scored, we created more chances after that, but we conceded two goals from set-pieces and we have to work on that,” he told MUTV following the defeat.
“We’ve conceded too many goals from set-pieces this season and everyone is disappointed in the dressing room.
“We know we have to improve and do better and we have to do it in the next game because we want to secure second place.
“I think the performance was good, we kept the ball well, we played side-to-side, we tried to do what we trained. But when you go down 2-1 and you have to play 45 mins against a team like Liverpool, you give more space to them and they take that space, we concede another two goals.
“Everyone was disappointed in the dressing room because we made big mistakes, but we learn from that and we have to keep improving and understanding we are not at our best yet.”
Manchester United back four was struggling in the absence of the captain Harry Maguire even Solskjaer accepted that.
‘Today, the goals we conceded, set-plays, disappointing. That’s a set situation that we don’t defend well enough,” Solskjaer explained. It’s something we have to work on because we’ve conceded too many goals from it. Football would be really boring if nobody made a mistake and that’s the whole idea of football. You try to eradicate them and work on them, but we’ve conceded too many goals.
“We could have avoided some of them, especially the timings of them. We’ll work on it, brush up on a few details, pay attention to details on set-plays, and put the players in the frame of mind that these set plays are vital in football. A third of goals come from set plays in football and we can do so much better. And when we do that we’ll improve.”
They are just four points behind Chelsea in the race for a Champions League spot and could reduce that deficit to a single point if they win their game-in-hand.
It’s bound to be an exciting finish to the Premier League season with the race for the top four set to go down to the wire.