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Bruno Fernandes demands more from Manchester United teammates

Bruno Fernandes demands more from Man United teammates
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Bruno Fernandes insists that Manchester United cannot be content with semi-final appearances as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seeks his first piece of Old Trafford silverware.

Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes has insisted that semi-finals are "not enough" as the Red Devils look to end their wait for silverware.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still pining for his first trophy in the Old Trafford dugout, and he has already witnessed his side lose their opportunities to go all the way in the EFL and FA Cup this term.

The Red Devils are well-placed to push for Europa League glory, but they sit 14 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table, and Fernandes admits that his side must start winning more matches if they are to challenge for the big honours.

Speaking to FourFourTwo, Fernandes said: "We need to win more matches. We can't drop as many points as we do at home, but we've been in second, and at the start of the season there weren't many people who were saying United would be second.

"After a few games and a bad start, nobody was saying United could reach the top of the table, but we ignored what people were saying on the outside.

"We knew what we had said on the inside, we had confidence that things would improve, and they did. We still have to be the best United we can, but we have improved.

"United is made for trophies and the whole mood is around that. We reached the semis [of the League Cup] and lost to City, but that's not enough. That wasn't our time – we need to be in finals, and to win them."

Fernandes's tally for the season across all competitions stands at 23 goals and 14 assists before United meet Granada in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday.

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