Man United ‘Made For Trophies’ Insists Fernandes

By Daily sports on April 7, 2021

Views: 252

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes says his side are “made for trophies” and has urged them to hurdle the semifinal barrier in cup competitions to finally get their hands on the silverware they all crave.

The Portugal international has turned into a talismanic figure since joining United from Sporting last year for an initial fee of €55 million, scoring 35 goals and contributing 22 assists in 68 games in all competitions.

But he has not been yet able to inspire the 20-times English champions to a trophy, despite reaching the semifinals of the FA Cup and Europa League last season and the last four of the League Cup this campaign only to lose to Manchester City.

United, who last hoisted silverware when they claimed the 2017 Europa League title, were knocked out of the FA Cup quarterfinals by Leicester City last month and exited the Champions League at the group stage in December.

But they have one final shot at a trophy in the Europa League, and face Spanish side Granada in a quarterfinal first leg on Thursday.

“We can’t think of anything else at this club. United is made for trophies and the whole mood is around that. We reached the semis [of the League Cup] and lost to City, but that’s not enough,” Fernandes said. “That wasn’t our time. We need to be in finals and win them.”

United are second in the Premier League and although they are 14 points behind leaders Manchester City, Fernandes believes his side have made considerable progress this season, particularly after losing three of their opening four home games, including a humiliating 6-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

“We can’t drop as many points as we do at home, but we’ve been in second, and at the start of the season there weren’t many people who were saying United would be second,” added Fernandes.

“After a few games and a bad start, nobody was saying United could reach the top of the table, but we ignored what people were saying on the outside.

“We knew what we had said on the inside, we had confidence that things would improve, and they did. We still have to be the best United we can, but we have improved.” (ESPN)

•PHOTO: Bruno Fernandes

Source Daily sports

Posted April 7, 2021


You may also like...
Mikel, Moses, Nwakaeme named in 23-man squad against...

Barca Offer Players In Bid For Inter’s Lautaro...

Napoli keep pressure on Juventus, AC Milan out...

No NPFL stars for Algeria game, says Yusuf...

Sexual abuse: Olympic champion joins the list

Ilechukwu admits career on the line against IfeanyiUbah...


Latest News Nigerian Wonderkid That Europe’s Top Clubs Are Queuing Up To Sign Chelsea Seek To Derail Man City Quadruple Bid As Fans Return Man United Cruise Into Europa League Semis Vandrezzer FC Exits Nigeria National League, Accuses NNL Board Of Sabotage Arsenal Thrash Slavia Prague To Reach Europa Semis Liverpool Make Sensational Move For Luis Suarez Moses Simon Constructs Road And Drainage System In Benue COVID-19 Could Force Olympics Cancellation, Says Top Japanese Politician Aubameyang Hospitalised With Malaria Pique Escapes Punishment For Ref Comments Mourinho Not Ready To Discuss Spurs’ Failings AC Milan Table Tomori Long-term Contract Offer


Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (48,193 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (39,711 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (38,128 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (38,104 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (37,827 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (37,256 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (37,141 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (36,076 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (36,061 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (35,220 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (33,359 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (32,821 views)




News Athletics (348) Basketball (223) Boxing (642) Columnists (620) Euro Soccer Update (10697) Fans Assembly (4) From the Grassroots (64) Golf (98) Interviews (16) Live Commentary (4) News (7040) NPL Glo Premier League (1257) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (9) Tennis (736)




Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976

Email addresses

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.

Social Media