For the remainder of the season, Bruno Fernandes has urged the Manchester United locker room to uphold high standards.
For the first time under Erik ten Hag and for the first time since February, the Red Devils recorded back-to-back victories thanks to a goal from Bruno Fernandes.
After beating Southampton 1-0, the footballer reminded his Manchester United colleagues that “one win doesn’t win the league.”
Despite a lackluster effort, United remained committed all over the field and played solid defense.
At St. Mary’s Stadium, Fernandes’ goal was a spectacular finish from the edge of the box that was deserving of victory.
After beating Liverpool on Monday, Erik ten Hag’s team put on another courageous performance, earning another crucial three points.
After the game, Fernandes considered his performance and pushed his teammates to keep playing with passion.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team was well-prepared and daring in possession, forcing United to fight for their second successful result of the year.
Only Son Heung-Min, Harry Kane, and Mohamed Salah have more Premier League goals than Fernandes’ 37 since his league debut in January 2020.
The Red Devils haven’t had consecutive victories since February, so this raises them momentarily to sixth place in the standings.
However, the day’s skipper emphasized to his teammates that much work remains.
“We must maintain the effort and sacrifice we made in the last two games,” Fernandes told BT Sport.
“One win doesn’t win the league, two wins don’t win the league.
The players are aware that we must continue for the remainder of the season because the club requires us to.
Everyone could feel it after Liverpool, and we declared before the game that we had set the bar for future performance.
We were aware that playing Southampton away is difficult.
We played really well, but we know that in the Premier League, every game is challenging at times.
Therefore, kudos to us for a job well done and a huge three points; now we must continue.”
Manchester United supporters were ecstatic after Bruno Fernandes scored the first goal against Southampton.
The same lineup that defeated Liverpool on Monday night was chosen by Erik ten Hag, therefore Fernandes retained his position as captain for the trip to St Mary’s.
The Portuguese star paid back that trust by giving United the lead in the second half.