Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes knows that our results must improve and the Portuguese magnifico is confident that will happen under Ralf Rangnick.
The Reds have played 12 matches across all competitions since our German interim manager was appointed back in November and have won six, drawn four and lost twice.
Those are decent results and our recent performances have suggested Rangnick’s methods are having an impact, particularly in defence, but it also remains clear the team must become more clinical in front of goal, produce more consistent displays and turn those draws into wins.
Always honest, Rangnick made that point clear during Friday’s press conference and the United squad is looking forward to impressing in Saturday’s Premier League match against Southampton.
Fernandes is expected to start in that game at Old Trafford and, in an interview with Premier League Productions this week, the no.18 offered his assessment of the team’s recent displays. “I think we have been doing well,” Bruno explained.
“There is still a lot to improve on and I think everyone is aware of that, because we know that we can do much better.
“Obviously, since he [Rangnick] came, we have had a lot of good results, but still some results that, when we look back, we think that we could have more points in the league.
“I think he has brought his own way to play, the mentality that he has, the way that he thinks is better for us and that is it. After that, every player has to give the best of themselves, to help the team to be better.”
Fernandes recently celebrated the two-year anniversary of his transfer to United and the two-time Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year has been a revelation so far.However, as Bruno points out, he came here to win team trophies and will not be satisfied until he adds medals to his individual awards.
“I am really happy with my time at the club,” says the Portugal international. “I have always said, not winning a title for this club is like a nightmare because it is something I want.
“I want to do it for me, but also because I think the club deserves it, the fans deserve it, and a club like this should not be so long without winning a trophy.
“Two weeks ago, we had two chances and now we have one chance to win a trophy. We have to fight for that and fight for our place in the Premier League, to finish in the best place we can.”