Fernandes: Man United's season not a hit
Bruno Fernandes has stated this season has not been a hit for Manchester United regardless of successful a trophy and securing a return to the Champions League.
United have lifted the Carabao Cup in Erik ten Hag’s first season in cost — with an opportunity to win the FA Cup in subsequent month’s last towards Manchester Metropolis — and on Thursday they earned a top-four end with a 4-1 win over Chelsea at Previous Trafford.
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Fernandes accepts the marketing campaign has been a step ahead after ending sixth final season however stated it can’t be classed as a hit for a membership of United’s measurement.
“It’s a positive season, not successful because success is different for this club and for us players it has to be too,” Fernandes stated.
“We did win a trophy. We got into the top four. Now we have another final but whatever happened in that final will not change anything about the season we have done.
“After we could not battle anymore for the league title we needed to battle for our prime 4 and we did it. We’re actually blissful to be within the Champions League subsequent season. However clearly, it is type of an obligation for this membership to be in these positions.”
Speaking after the win over Chelsea, Ten Hag said the season has been a success but admitted his aim is to challenge for the Premier League title as soon as possible.
United are 17 points behind champions City with one game to play and the Dutch coach said his team have a lot of catching up to do.
“It is powerful right here, there are actually good groups, particularly this season,” Ten Hag said. “Manchester Metropolis are taking part in actually excellent soccer. We’ve a technique to go, we’re in the precise route, now we have work to do, so a piece in progress.
“Now we are far away, so we have a lot of work to do, we’ve made progress with this team, with this squad but we need better players if we want to compete for the highest.”
Ten Hag is aiming to usher in not less than a striker and a midfielder in the summertime switch window. Harry Kane and Mason Mount are among the many prime targets, however the United boss has additionally known as on his present squad to step up subsequent season.
“The other [element] is progress from the current squad and players,” Ten Hag stated.
“That is the job I have to do with my coaching staff. We made huge progress. Many individuals made progress. Now we have a good base. I think there is still a lot of room for improvement with this squad.
“However whenever you get the precise gamers it should assist and offer you extra depth and higher commonplace and degree.”