Soccer News: Man Utd now has the mentality to win silverware, says Fernandes


According to playmaker Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United have improved to the extent that they are ready to win trophies.

The Red Devils finished second in the Premier League last season, recording four consecutive top-four finishes for the first time since 2013, but suffered heartbreak against Villarreal in the Europa League final.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer strengthened the squad ahead of the new season, securing the services of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund and agreeing on a deal to transfer Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.

With updates in two areas of need, Fernandes, who scored 18 goals and provided 12 league assists last season, is excited about the threat United could pose next season.

“Obviously I think that, as always, we have a chance to win whatever we want, or wherever we try to win, because I think that last season, unfortunately for us, we couldn’t win any trophies,” said Fernandes, who has led the Premier League creating 95 chances in 2020-21.

“We get to the Europa League final but unfortunately we don’t win. But, in any case, with transfers or without transfers, Manchester United will always be a tough opponent, we will try to win every competition in which we are included ”.

Fernandes has scored 28 goals for United in all competitions, the best return by a midfielder to a Premier League club in a single season, surpassing Frank Lampard’s 27 for Chelsea in 2009-10.

If the United star needs more help from his teammates, he expects it to follow next season.

“I am proud of what we have done because of course we want to win trophies and we know we have the possibility and the ability to win trophies,” he added.

“But I see an improvement on the team, on the mentality of the team, on the quality of the team.

“And I think the team will improve more this season and we are getting better and better, day after day, and now this is a new season, a new chance to win something and do something different.”


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