It is safe to say that Bruno Fernandes is one of the best signings that Manchester United have made over the past decade or so. Before his arrival, the Red Devils were struggling to even break into the top four of the Premier League.
Things have changed drastically ever since he signed with the club though. The Portuguese playmaker has been an absolute revelation in the Premier League and might arguably be the best player in England right now.
This has seen Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side climb up the table this season and they currently sit at second in the Premier League, with a 4 point lead over fourth placed Leicester City. They are also in the quarter-final of the Europa League where they will take on Granada.
But despite the vast improvement in performances and results this season, Fernandes does not believe that they are at the level required to ‘win everything’ at the moment, although he is not willing to give up on the Premier League race until it is mathematically impossible to catch up with league leaders Manchester City. He told talkSPORT:
“Of course we want to win trophies, we want to win everything we are included in. At the moment, we are not at that level this season.
“We have lost a lot of games. We have lost games we don’t expect to lose and have lost a lot of points at home and away our form is really, really different. I don’t remember if we have lost one game away in the league.
“We are improving and this season is not finished and we have a lot to do until the end of the season. Until it is not mathematically possible, you have to believe so when I see it is not possible to catch City, I will forget the league.”
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Manchester United still have two trophies to play for this season
Despite their improvement in a lot of areas, Manchester United have had their ups and downs this season. They were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League in the group stage itself despite making a strong start in the competition. They were knocked out from the League Cup and the FA Cup in disappointing fashion as well.
The Red Devils are yet to win a trophy with Solskjaer as the manager of the club. But the Europa League provides them with a great opportunity to change that.
Manchester United are in the last eight of the competition, where they will take on European debutants Granada. And if they are able to get past the La Liga side, they will be one of the favourites to win the entire competition.
On the other hand, catching up with Manchester City in the Premier League does seem unlikely at this point of time although anything can happen in football.