Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes admitted he was happy to see his teammates disappointed in the dressing room following the 2-2 Boxing Day draw with Leicester – because that means the team’s attitude is a winner.
Fresh off the back of a 6-2 beating from Leeds ahead of Christmas, United took the lead twice in the game against Leicester, only to be caught each time. The second equalizer in particular came as a late blow in the later stages, preventing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side from climbing to second place.
As it stands, United remain fourth, still in a good position ahead of Manchester City and Chelsea, with an ongoing game over Everton and Leicester above them and just four points off the top.
United are determined to return to a place where they can once again fight in earnest for the Premier League title for the first time in more than seven years and the attitude Fernandes said he saw after the Leicester game will help them get there. reach.
“I think it’s good to be disappointed,” the United talisman told MUTV.
“I was really happy when I walked into the locker room because everyone was disappointed and saying the things we need to do better. I think it’s good because it creates a winning mentality. We weren’t happy enough with that even though we knew we had played against a good team.
“I’m frustrated because I know we were lucky to get all three points, which is important for us because we want to win all of our games. I think I have already said that we have a good team and that we have a chance to win this game.
This was only the second time United have lost points in the Premier League since losing to Arsenal on November 1 – the only other time was Manchester’s 0-0 derby earlier this month – and there are signs real progress and long-term promise. is there.
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