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Bruno Fernandes insists Manchester United “have many things to improve on” following defeat at München

Bruno Fernandes feels Manchester United have a lot to improve on following their Champions League defeat at Allianz Arena.

Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United side suffered their third consecutive loss in all competitions on Wednesday night against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League losing 4-3 to the Bundesliga champions.

However, club captain Bruno Fernandes has insisted that the loss was “really difficult to take” before admitting his side will have plenty to work on. He also claims that the players and club cannot blame injuries to key players as an excuse for the defeat.

Speaking to TNT Sports after the match in Munchen, the attacker said: “It’s really difficult to take this one. We knew it was going to be tough to play against Bayern.”

“We knew that they have such a great team. Obviously, when you give so much space to them and time to think, they’re going to hurt you.”

It was a frantic end to the game with the Manchester faithfuls hopeful for a comeback at the Allianz Arena, but a response from Mathys Tel in stoppage time ensured the Bundesliga champions got away with the much needed win.

United had struggled to find their way back late in the game with goals from Rasmus Hojlund who pulled one back for the side after half-time, scoring his first goal for the club, and Casemiro scoring two goals to serve as consolation before the final whistle was blown.

Adding to the post-match interview, the Manchester United captain said,

“We came back at 3-2 and conceded another. Overall we stayed in the game, I think we could have hurt them a little bit more and been a little bit more patient on the ball.

“But I think there are many good things to take from this game. But it wasn’t enough to win.”

Speaking on his side’s chances, the Portugal international admitted the Red Devils were not ruthless enough when they got into promising positions.

“We wanted to be on the ball,” the 29-year-old said, speaking on United’s tactics for the game.

“We knew that Bayern were going to press high in the first few minutes because when they play at home it is always like this. We tried to keep on the ball and find the spaces where we could hurt them.”

“We had a big chance in the beginning where we could have gone 1-0 up. But we didn’t score and after Bayern had their chance they scored, and obviously it is always difficult coming from behind against Bayern because we know how tough they are and how strong they are.”

“I think overall we did good things but we have many things to improve still.”

While Ten Hag’s side have underperformed so far this season, losing three of their opening five Premier League matches, they have also been unfortunate with injuries.

Mason Mount, Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Sofyan Amrabat and Raphael Varane were unavailable for Wednesday’s match with injury.

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