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16-Nov-2020, 12:18 am

Fernandes' sights set on Premier League title challenge with Man Utd

Bruno Fernandes Man Utd 2020-21

Bruno Fernandes believes Manchester United have the mental strength to compete for the Premier League title.

He has been a bright spot during a spell whenUnited have struggled for consistency, and they currently sit 14th in the Premier League.

United areeight points behind leaders Leicester City, albeit having played one game fewer, and are long shots to lift the title this season.

But winning silverware was one of the reasonsthe Portugal international made the move to United - and he is not prepared to throw in the towel.

“For me, it doesn't matter about the other teams," Fernandes told UTD Podcast. "People may say they're better than us, they have a better first XI than us, guys who come from the bench are better.

"People can say what they think, I don't care. For a club like United, it's a long time since we won the Premier League. It's too long, I think.

"So you have to have in your mind - all the players, all the staff - we're here to win. And I think we have that mentality.

"I came to Manchester to win trophies. You're playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world. This club has made history in the past, an amazing history."

Fernandes’ passing is one of his primary assets, but he is still keen to improve his game and is learning from coach Michael Carrick.

Carrick spent 12 years controlling the pace of play in United’s midfield, and he is stillcapable in training.

“I was watching in training and Carrick was playing – maybe there was one player less, and some of the players in the last first XI are in recovery – and I was watching Carrick, and he didn’t miss a pass,” Fernandes said.

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