Manchester United have put an end to their miserable losing streak away from home as Erik ten Hag recorded back-to-back wins in the Premier League for the first time.
After that eye-catching performance against Liverpool, United travelled to Southampton and although it wasn’t pretty at times, the Reds got the job done on the south coast.
Bruno Fernandes, captain for the second consecutive game, scored the game-winning goal and has now delivered his verdict on the game, admitting that United have to ‘suffer’ sometimes.
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“We knew it, playing against Southampton (is) always not easy,” Fernandes told BT Sport after the game, as seen above. “We have experienced that already in the last few years.
“We did a great game, we know that sometimes we have to suffer. This is the Premier League, every game is tough. Well done for us, great job, we win the game, three points. Massive three points for us, now we have to carry on.”
Fernandes also admitted that it was important to carry the momentum from the win against Liverpool on after a difficult start to the season.
“It’s important because one win doesn’t make the league, two wins doesn’t make the league. So we have to carry on this spirit, this sacrifice in these last two games, we have to carry on to the rest of the season,” Fernandes said.
“This is what this club demands, playing for this club is like this. All the players know that, we showed that. After Liverpool, everyone could feel it. We said it today before the game, we set the standard so we have to carry on and go with this standard. If we can, even improve it.”
United are on the road again next week as they face Leicester on Thursday before next weekend’s trip to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal.