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07 Mar 2021
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Portuguese international Bruno Fernandes insists his critics are wrong as he has netted and assisted in the top six clubs.


Fernandes has been under critics that he has not been performing against the ‘top six’ clubs in the Premier League. But the former sporting Lisbon Midfielder thinks his critics are wrong as he has scored against the teams in the Premier League top six.

However, Fernandes has struggled against the Premier League known top six Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham, and Chelsea this season.
“I don’t know what people mean by ‘top six’, because the teams are in the top six in the table,” Fernandes said.

He added, “I score and assist against some of them. I score this season against Tottenham. But some people say penalties don’t count!”

Despite insisting, Fernandes admits the draws against Chelsea and Crystal Palace he was not up to his high standard. But the midfielder claims he shouldn’t be judged alone on his goals and assists. Fernandes has since netted 34 goals, 21 assists in just 62 appearances at Old Trafford.

“I know people expect Bruno to score or assist in every game because when I arrived, I was playing really well. If you see my stats, everyone is thinking that Bruno has to score in every game. Bruno has to assist in every game,” he continued.

“And I want to do that! It’s the most important thing. But as a player, I don’t look for the big six or the rest of the league. I look for every game in the same way,” he claimed.

“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 ten 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,” he insisted.

Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned his misfiring forwards to stay mentally strong for the Manchester derby at The Etihad.

“Football is a mental game and to be a goal scorer you have to be in the moment and ready. Mentally you can’t have any doubts in your head about what you are going to do,” Solskjaer said.

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