Manchester United fell behind in their quest for fourth place after their defeat at Liverpool. Bruno Fernandes offered a countering response to their ambitions.
Bruno Fernandes claimed Manchester United. “fighting for nothing”Even though Liverpool lost, the top four ambitions of the team before the Liverpool defeat are still alive “competing until the end”.
Merseyside rivals ran out 4-0 winners at Anfield, hammering the Red Devils yet again. United couldn’t compete with Premier League title-chasing teams and still trail Tottenham by three points, having played just two more matches.
Fernandes, along with his team, beat Norwich City while Tottenham and Arsenal were defeated. It revived hopes of them finishing fourth, and ensured they would be in the Champions League next season, despite their inconsistent season.
But, the Portuguese commented post-match that United don’t believe they are fighting for anything despite the potential rewards. He stated that he believed United were fighting for nothing. Sky Sports: “Liverpool is fighting for the title, that is the difference. We are not fighting for nothing.”
The playmaker then claimed: “We have to look at ourselves, from top to bottom and understand what is going wrong. We are competing until the end. Nobody can put down and think it is over. We have something to fight for.”
He then apologized to his supporters, and added: “I think everyone runs. I think there is effort from everyone. I don’t think someone does not give 100%. We have to do it for ourselves, the clubs, the fans and everyone. We have to say things but that is kept in the dressing room. Now it is over we have to think of the next game.”
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United now has five games to collect as many points as they can, but that may not be enough for them to surpass their rivals. After being eliminated from the FA Cup, the Champions League and the FA Cup, United will still need to face Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Chelsea Brentford, Brighton, and Crystal Palace.
Following the Anfield defeat, Roy Keane delivered a harsh verdict: “They lacked quality, they were so far off. You look at the Manchester United fans, they don’t look surprised by the scoreline. They kept going to the end but you felt as though Liverpool could score whenever they wanted when they went forward.
“It’s so sad to see because it is not the club I played for. It’s not Manchester United as I knew it when I was there, it is only chalk and cheese. I don’t see a Manchester United team out there fighting or playing with pride.”