Fernandes says Man Utd 'ready to win trophies'
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Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has reacted angrily to his side’s Premier League draw with Everton on Saturday. The Red Devils went into the game hoping to bounce back after failing to beat Aston Villa last weekend. But, instead, they dropped yet more points in the race for the title.
Manchester United weren’t at their best against Everton, after deciding to leave Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench before the showdown started.
They took the lead through Anthony Martial, who opened his account for the campaign with a powerful strike.
But Everton rallied in the second half and earned a draw through Andros Townsend, who now has five goals from his first nine appearances for the club.
United, yet again, weren’t good enough.
And a fuming Fernandes said after the game that they ‘have’ to be winning matches like this, insisting he and his team-mates haven’t been good enough over the past few weeks.
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“We should win this game,” he said.
“We should create more chances.
“We should not concede that kind of goal. It’s not the first time and we have to look at our mistakes and see what we can do.
“We don’t look at the league table at this moment but of course we should have more points.
“We drop points at home and we should not do that.
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“These last two games at home was not good enough in the Premier League.
“If we want silverware at the end of the season we have to do much better.”
Everton goalscorer Townsend mimicked Ronaldo’s ‘Siuuu’ celebration when scoring for the Toffees.
But he’s insisted he didn’t mean any offence by his actions.
“Not imitating, it’s just a mark of respect to a guy who influenced my career,” he said.
“I spent many hours on the training pitch and in the video room trying to analyse his free-kicks and his stepovers and the way he dedicated himself to football.
“So it wasn’t an imitation it was a mark of respect to one of my idols.
“I probably didn’t do the celebration justice and didn’t execute it properly.”
Townsend also admitted the mood in the Everton dressing room afterwards was ‘difficult’ to describe.
“It’s a difficult one because on the one hand we’re delighted to come to Old Trafford and get a point with the injuries we had,” he said.
“But we’re a little disappointed not to take all three.
“I’m loving my football and I’m so happy to have the opportunity to play for Everton football club and to contribute and score goals.
“I’ve said many times in the past I should be scoring goals on a more consistent basis.
“For one reason or another I’ve never really done it over the course of the season. It’s been a good start but I’m capable of much more.”
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