Bruno Fernandes issues rallying cry to Manchester United teammates as Paul Pogba blames ‘details’ for latest semi-final defeat
Bruno Fernandes has issued a rallying cry to his Manchester United teammates following their latest semi-final defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday.
Having fallen in the final four of last season’s Carabao Cup, FA Cup and Europa League, the Red Devils again stumbled at the semi-final stage when Manchester City visited an empty Old Trafford on Wednesday evening.
John Stones and Fernandinho sealed a 2-0 win for the kings of the Carabao Cup to extend Solskjaer’s wait for a first trophy in the United hotseat as the hosts found themselves in the all too familiar position of nearly men.
And Fernandes admitted he was ‘sad and disappointed’ his side once again fell short of the final stage in an emotional social media post.
He wrote on Twitter: “I’m very sad and disappointed to once again don’t reach a final. We have a lot to fight yet but we have to learn and understand that we can’t make the same mistakes anymore. We need to make an effort to further improve and be able to fight for trophies!”
Paul Pogba said the frustration of small details is ultimately costing United from winning trophies.
“Of course (it is disappointing) because it’s not the first one as well against City at home,” Pogba said, having also bowed out of the competition to Pep Guardiola’s men last season.
“We are disappointed with the result, obviously, with the two goals from set-pieces.
“And after you know it can go both ways. We lost today and it’s not the first one, like I said.
“It’s very annoying to lose because there’s always a trophy behind all of this and we have to do better. We have to do better for sure.”