Bruno Fernandes sets new Man Utd target after ending PL season unbeaten

Bruno Fernandes has targeted Europa League glory after leading Manchester United back to the Champions League.

Fernandes, a £46.6million January signing from Sporting Lisbon, scored in United's 2-0 win at Leicester, which sealed third spot in the Premier League for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

The win capped a remarkable second half of the season for United.

It saw them come from 14 points adrift of Leicester with 14 games left, to pip them to a top-four place.

Although United no longer need to win the Europa League to secure Champions League football, Fernandes wants to win the tournament to lift a first trophy with the Reds.

United, who lead LASK Linz 5-0 from the first leg of their last 16 tie, will face Istanbul Basaksehir or Copenhagen in the quarter-finals in the one-game knockout stage in Cologne.

Fernandes, who has scored 10 goals in all competitions since joining United, said: "Now our focus is on the Europa League, because this is a really good trophy and we want to win.

"I came to Manchester to win trophies. We need to play every game to win. If we go into the Europa League and win every game, we know we'll win the trophy.

"We have qualities enough to fight for some titles – more than one title. We need to win some trophies and then we'll be really happy."

On United's return to the Champions League, Fernandes said: "We feel good, it's what we wanted.

“We trained hard and worked hard for this moment.

"Of course, playing Champions League is always special and I hope it can be with the supporters, that will be more special.

"We deserve to be in the best games, in the best European competition. Nothing against the Europa League, but everyone knows the best competition is the Champions League."

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