'It's tough to win games' - Bruno Fernandes gives honest assessment of Manchester United performance

Bruno Fernandes
Fernandes was honest. -Credit:MUTV

Bruno Fernandes thought Manchester United demonstrated character in their victory against Sheffield United but warned the players are making winning hard for themselves.

Erik ten Hag came out fighting in his press conference to preview the Sheffield United fixture and he needed an improved showing from the dressing room on Wednesday night.

Sheffield United are bottom of the Premier League, they have claimed just six points away from home all season and yet they drew first blood after a goal from Jayden Bogle.

Harry Maguire produced an equaliser with a brilliant header before half-time, but the visitors went ahead again when play resumed for the second half, although they were unable to defend that lead as Bruno Fernandes scored twice and assisted Rasmus Hojlund for a 4-2 victory.

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After scraping a win against Coventry, winning against Sheffield United was crucial and it means United are now back on the right track at the business end of the season.

However, Sheffield United were able to take the lead twice at Old Trafford and Fernandes admitted he wasn't pleased about going behind against the Blades.

"We talk about clean sheets all the time and we want to keep them. Credit to Sheffield United. At the end we came back," Fernandes told BBC Sport.

"We put ourselves in a position where it's tough to win games. But also it shows a bit of character. We also need to be aware that if we control the game like we did in the first half, we have to score our chances.

"We're scoring lots of goals. It's just about that compactness we need to have as a team. I'm really happy to score, but I want to win games more than score goals.

"It's part of my role also to score goals. But the main thing for me is winning games. Lately we haven't won as many as we should have. It's part of the job.

"You can win eight or nine games in a row, and then as soon as you lose you know you will be criticised. Being a Manchester United player demands winning games."