Manchester United have endured a difficult start to the season in the Premier League and this included a 6-1 defeat at the hands of José Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford in October.
The Red Devils have won four of their eight league matches and have scored 13 goals, which is one less than the number of goals they conceded.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, however, have had a good run so far in the Champions League as their victories over Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig have helped them lead their group table.
United’s latest win came against İstanbul Başakşehir as they sealed a 4-1 victory over the Turkish side on Tuesday.
Bruno Fernandes scored a brace and after the European tie, he gave an interview to Norway’s TV2. The Portugal international stressed he and his teammates are behind their manager.
“Of course [believe in Solskjaer’s plans]. We know what we have to do. Every team has bad days. We’ve had a lot of bad days at the start of this season, but it doesn’t matter. We know what we have to do and we need to focus on that in the continuation,” he said.
The former Sporting star has been directly involved in more than 68% of United’s league goals as the Portugal international has six goals and three assists to his name.
His last league goal came in his side’s 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion, in which United struggled. Fernandes stressed it’s important for United to collect three points, even when they are not performing at their best.
“The game [against West Brom] wasn’t the best, but we created chances. If Anthony Martial had scored his early chance, we might have been talking about another game and another performance,” Fernandes explained.
“The most important thing for all big teams, even if they don’t always play as well, is to win. We didn’t deliver at the level we wanted, but we got the three points.”
“At the end of the day, the three points are the most important. That is what is most important on Sunday [against Southampton], no matter how they come.”