What Bruno Fernandes said after being wasteful vs Watford

What Bruno Fernandes said after being wasteful vs Watford

Bruno Fernandes has admitted that it was a bad result for Manchester United after they failed to beat Watford.

Man United dominated the visitors at Old Trafford, created loads of chances but their inability to convert from any forced them to drop two valuable points.

Fernandes admits he missed two to three chances, hence why he described the mood after the final whistle as ‘frustrating’.

Cristiano Ronaldo also lavished several chances, which led many Manchester United fans admitting they miss Mason Greenwood, who would have converted at least 80% of those chances.

Speaking after the match, Fernandes said: “We created chances, I had two or three chances to score but today the ball did not go in.

“A really frustrating one. Almost the same happened v Middlesbrough in the FA Cup, we didn’t go through and didn’t win today.

“We should have scored, it was one of them days where we could be here for a long time and not score a goal. The result is bad for us.”

Ralf Rangnick also felt frustrated after watching his side missed chances they should have easily buried.

Bruno Fernandes admits he missed chances during Manchester United's draw vs Watford
Bruno Fernandes admits he missed chances during Manchester United’s draw vs Watford

The German boss believes Manchester United had five massive chances but has urged his players to be sharper in the opposition box.

Rangnick said after the game: “Five massive chances in the first half, three in the second.

“Sometimes we were unlucky like when Cristiano Ronaldo hit the post but we had one on one opportunities. This is not luck, this is sharpness, efficiency and being clinical.

“We need to be sharper in front of goal and can hardly create more chances than we did. A frustrating afternoon.

“It is (frustrating), we did everything other than scoring. Hard to take that result. We were in full control for almost the full game.”

Manchester United remain in the 4th position in the Premier League but are looking more likely to finish outside the top-four, given the outstanding matches Tottenham and Arsenal currently have.

Fifth-placed Arsenal have 45 points, with three more unplayed games while Spurs have 42 points with two outstanding games.

It’s massively disturbing to look at for Manchester United fans, plus their next three league games are against Man City at away, against Tottenham at home and a trip to Anfield to face Liverpool.