Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has pointed to the alarming rate and manner Manchester United concede goals this season.
United have already shipped in 17 goals in just 10 league games, and Bruno Fernandes believes that it’s the reason behind the team’s struggles this season.
The Portuguese has called on his United teammates to help the team in becoming more solid defensively.
In reaction to the defeat against Manchester City, the player said the team had goalie David de Gea to thank for avoiding an embarrassing scoreline, but urged for the Spanish shot-stopper to be protected.
“It’s always a bad time to concede a goal,” Bruno Fernandes told Sky Sports after the 0-2 loss to Manchester City. “The problem is the way we concede goals. It’s too easy.
“As I said many, many times, if it was not David [De Gea] again, the result could be much more higher and worse for us.
“We have to protect better, David, because he is protecting us a lot and we have to help him because he cannot make every game eight, nine saves and then still concede goals.”
The Manchester United midfielder continued: “Obviously everyone is frustrated about the result, about the performance too.
“We know we can do much better and we know this is not enough for a player who is representing this big club. We have to look at the mirror. I’m saying again the same things probably from the last interview, but that’s it.
“We have to look at ourselves, everyone at his home, understand what they can do better to help the team. We just have to apologise to the fans and that’s it, because it was not good enough from us.
“Great atmosphere they create. They pushed us until the end, they tried to give that energy to us but from us, it was not enough.”