Bruno Fernandes: “Some people have said I’m playing bad, and that I have to do better. But for me, it’s OK. I can have that pressure on my back. watch Man City vs Man Utd game live on Massline Media Platforms – Quest daily news.
Bruno Fernandes has brushed off suggestions he is a flat-track bully as the Manchester United midfielder looks to inspire his team to victory on derby day this weekend.
United travel to Premier League leaders Manchester City on today evening , live on Quest Daily News , and know even a victory would only take them to within 11 points of Pep Guardiola’s side.
Fernandes, who has 40 goal involvements in 41 appearances for the club, has scored two non-penalties in his last 13 games and comes into the encounter having netted one non-penalty in eight fixtures against the ‘big six’ this season.
But the Portuguese midfielder, who has won four Player of the Month awards since arriving in January 2020, has defended his record and is ready to answer his critics in the best possible fashion – starting against the runaway leaders at the Etihad Stadium.
Fernandes told Soccer Saturday: “I don’t know what people mean by ‘top six’, because the teams are in top six in the table. I score and assist against some of them. I score this season against Tottenham. But some people say penalties don’t count!
“But I agree the last two games, I didn’t play very well. And I don’t need to see the stats to see if I play well or not. I know when I play well or not.
“I saw an interview from Luke (Shaw) saying, ‘people now care more about stats than the performance’. And this is the truth. Because now they’re expecting from me just goals and assists, and not performances.
“They don’t care about the performance of Bruno, they don’t care about ball recovery or how many chances I create, because I can create 10 chances but if I don’t score, people will say Bruno didn’t play very well.
“But this is football. Football is in the moment. Some people have said I’m playing bad, and that I have to do better. And I agree, because we always can do better. But for me, it’s OK. I can have that pressure on my back.
“I’m sure in some moments, I will score, I will assist, and I will perform. And that will help my team-mates to win the game.”