Bruno Fernandes insists he ‘can do much better’ despite the midfielder’s impressive start to life at Manchester United.
The Portugal international has starred since his mid-season arrival from Sporting Lisbon, scoring three times and providing two assists in six appearances, including a fine goal during Man Utd‘s 1-1 draw at Everton this weekend.
Fernandes has quickly become a fan’s favourite and his arrival has coincided with an upturn in form for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side who are unbeaten since his signing, with the 25-year-old having helped to transform a midfield that has lacked creativity so far this season.
Despite his impressive start to life in the Premier League, however, the midfielder insisted after the draw at Goodison Park that there is more to come as continues to his adaptation to the demands of English football.
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“In the second half, we created a lot of chances and the last minutes we had some chances to score and the last one with (Odion) Ighalo if he scores there now we are talking about a different situation,” Fernandes said, as per the Mail.
“Also I had some shots outside of the box and I can do much better, but obviously the game goes like this, and we need to focus on the game against Derby.”
Fernandes goal was his third in successive fixtures, his long rang drive providing an equaliser on Merseyside following an error by England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
The playmaker admits he was not entirely satisfied with the performance as United failed to secure a win, but was pleased to once again get himself on the scoresheet as Solskjaer’s side secured a point.
“It was a shot. I am happy the ball goes in, it doesn’t matter how it goes in, the important thing is the goal.
“You are never happy when you don’t win a game but obviously the game was really difficult and I think one point can be good, but three points would be much better.”
United take on Derby County in the FA Cup fifth round on Thursday this week before facing Manchester City in the Premier League next weekend
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