Bruno Fernandes sends blunt Instagram message after United defeat

Manchester United’s squad have hardly posted on social media after Tuesday’s Champions League exit.

That was well-advised. The emotions are still raw and generic content would’ve have improved matters.

Bruno Fernandes has now posted a blunt message on Instagram, making an honest appraisal of the defeat in Leipzig.

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United are now in the Europa League after that 3-2 defeat in Germany, where the performance was too slow to get going.

Fernandes has admitted the performance wasn’t good enough for a club with United’s ambitions.

Bruno again put in his all and shone even in a mediocre team performance on Tuesday.

He will be at the forefront of United’s efforts to get their season back on track, starting against Manchester City on Saturday.

Fernandes will be so keen to inspire a United victory to start putting the disappointment of Tuesday behind him.

Bruno Fernandes’ impressive Manchester United debut season

  1. Fernandes averaged a goal contribution per game

    Fernandes ended the season with 12 goals and 8 assists in 20 appearances.

  2. Fernandes enjoyed a 100 per cent record from the penalty spot

    Eight of Fernandes’ goals were penalties, with a decisive strike on the final day of the season against Leicester, and another in the Europa League semi-final.

  3. Almost unbeatable

    Fernandes did not lose any of the 14 Premier League matches he played for Manchester United. His only two defeats in 23 games came in cup competitions.

  4. Creative star: He was United’s second highest league assister

    Fernandes’ average of 2.1 key passes played per game was the sixth best in the Premier League of players who started 10 games or more this season.

  5. Impressive United and Sporting combined numbers

    In his 50 appearances this season for both clubs, Fernandes scored a total of 27 goals and provided 22 assists.

There’s even an argument that he should be the captain of the club – he’s that inspirational.

That’s the kind of leadership United need right now and it’s clear from his message what his standards are. We share the feeling.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.