Bruno Fernandes expressed his disappointment after Manchester United conceded “really bad goals” and threw away a two-goal lead twice to draw with Galatasaray.
Man United star Bruno Fernandes feels that his team was dominant and had plenty of opportunities to win the game against Galatasaray, but they were unable to capitalize on them.
Andre Onana is expected to take much of the blame for United’s collapse, as he struggled with Hakim Ziyech’s free-kicks and failed to stop the second goal despite getting a hand to the ball.
Fernandes believes that his team needs to improve their defensive performance in order to avoid similar mistakes in the future. The match finished with an incredible 3-3 scoreline.
Bruno Fernandes unhappy with their performance against Galatasaray
Fernandes told TNT Sports: “It’s really hard. We conceded really bad goals. We have to take control of the situations in all of them. And We were on top of the game twice and we had far too many chances to have the game closed. We were not clinical enough. I have nothing to explain. We concede the two goals and there’s nothing we can do now. Obviously we could have done better with those two goals but it is what it is. Every time we conceded a goal we had many chances to score again. At the end of the game we had four chances. We have to lift our heads up and try to get the best players in the best positions and not take chances ourselves.”
He added: “It’s too hard to be honest, I don’t want to be too negative. But what we have been doing in the Champions League is not enough. It is not the first game we’ve had like this. We have to secure the result. “We have to understand in these types of games and stages we have to be smart enough and manage the game better. Everyone has to step up and take responsibility of their own mistakes. Now we don’t depend on ourselves but it is what it is.”
Manchester United’s draw with Galatasaray has left them in a precarious position in the Champions League. With only four points from five matches, they are in danger of being eliminated from the competition. In order to advance to the next stage, they must defeat Bayern Munich in their final group stage match and hope that Galatasaray fail to win against Copenhagen. It’s a tough task, but United will be determined to make it happen.