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“We did everything wrong” admits Bruno Fernandes after shocking defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir in the champions league



Bruno Fernandes in action for Manchester United

Bruno Fernandes has slammed the performance If the entire Manchester United team following their 2-1 away loss to Istanbul Basaksehir.

Manchester United  midfielder Bruno Fernandes has come hard on Manchester United after their shocking loss to Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir in Wednesday champions league match.

Demba Ba gave the host the lead from a corner kick after some shambolic defending from United backline, and Edin Visca doubled the leD to make it 2-0 before Anthony Martial scored a consolation goal as Istanbul Basaksehir won 2-1.

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“Everything goes wrong, we did everything wrong, ” the Portuguese midfielder told  MUTVafter the game.

“The intensity was not good since the beginning of the game. They found a goal early and, after, the game was complicated for us.

“We tried until the end but the problem was [that] I think we came later into the game.

“We can do much better; everyone feels that. We know we can’t concede goals like that, but now it’s time to look [at] what we did wrong, to make it better in the next game.”

He added: “You know when you score a goal and you go 2-1 before the ending of the first half, you go to the break a little more confident.

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“And I think we come out in the second half, we play, and we tried it, but we didn’t create a lot of chances. We didn’t shoot on goal.

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“We had the ball, we tried to play, we tried to create the spaces, but they defended well, they did a very good game. They sacrificed; everyone sacrificed for the team. And so it was hard for us.”

Manchester United vs Istanbul Basaksehir

Manchester United’s Portuguese midfielder Bruno Fernandes (C) and his teammates react during the UEFA Champions League football match group H, between Istanbul Basaksehir FK and Manchester United, (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)


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Fernandes says he believes in the confidence of the team and their ability to bounce back from the defeat.

He continued: ‘We need to look: one week ago, everyone was talking about we’re going well, we’re doing amazing games. We won against Newcastle, we won against Paris, we beat Leipzig. We draw against Chelsea in one game when we can win.

‘This game was important for us – winning the game to be comfortable in the table. Of course, making one or a few points again we [would have almost] passed [qualified from] the group. But now it’s the same.

‘We are in a good position. We need to do the same: going for every game, trying to win, and it will not be different in the Champions League.’