Bruno Fernandes believes that Harry Maguire has been on the receiving end of too much criticism following Manchester United’s narrow win over Fulham on Saturday.
The Portuguese midfielder scored late on to snatch all three points following a sluggish affair at Craven Cottage in which the visitors were far from impressive.
Maguire was arguably Man United‘s best outfield player on the day, although he should have been subbed off after suffering a head injury in the first half.
“He was good, he was important for us today with the long balls,” Fernandes told BBC Match of the Day. “But we also need to give credit to Jonny [Evans] as well and Rafael [Varane] when he came on, he was ready to fight for the team.
“Everyone has been important, I don’t want to focus too much on one player but everyone has been too critical of Harry and he’s doing really well now. I hope he can stay at this level.”
It was a much needed win for Erik ten Hag’s side following consecutive 3-0 defeats to Manchester City in the Premier League and Newcastle in the League Cup.
“With the goal you could see the belief of everyone, fighting for that ball. Everyone was fighting and at the end I could get the shot for the goal and the three points.
“It’s really important, we know the position we are in. We need to get results, it was massively important for us to get the three points today.
“We need to get points to start building something, we have to start somewhere because we’ve got big games coming.”