Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has disagreed with Gary Neville after he insisted that none of his team-mates lacked ‘intensity’ against Leicester City.
Man United were obviously toothless in the first half, something Neville talked about midway through the first 45 minutes.
The former United right-back said on Sky Sports while the first half was still progressing: “Manchester United are absolutely toothless. It’s pathetically slow.”
Fernandes’ post-match interview contradicted Neville’s claim, stating that their first half tactics worked ‘really well’ and were ‘compact’ at the back against The Foxes.
“We all know we need points. Today it was not enough. We created some chances but the last option was not the best. We have to look forward and win our own games,” said Bruno Fernandes.
“Everyone gave everything. I don’t believe there’s anyone who didn’t give everything in the game. Nobody lacked intensity.
“We have to keep fighting. We know our chances. As I said before, we have to keep looking at our own games.”
Source: Sky Sports
On Manchester United’s plan against Leicester City, the Portuguese midfielder added: “It’s something we’ve done already against [Manchester] City and it worked really well in the first half.
“Today I thought it was working – we had chances and were compact. Leicester didn’t have many chances in the first half.
“It’s something that sometimes you have to use. It’s something that has to suit the team. It’s not about one player or two. We have to be there for the team.”
Source: Sky Sports
After the first half ended goalless, Kelechi Iheanacho opened the scoring halfway through the second half but Fred would score the equaliser in a few seconds later.
Both side had a few chances to get the match-winning goal but their end product wasn’t good enough and the tie settled in a 1-1 draw.