Bruno Fernandes has sent a warning to Manchester United teammates that they ‘can’t make the same mistakes anymore’ after their defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup.
United missed out on a place at Wembley as Man City secured a 2-0 victory at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening.
Fernandes has now lost three semi-finals since he signed for the club last year as Solskjaer’s side were beaten by Sevilla in the Europa League and by Chelsea in the FA Cup.
And the Portugal international has now urged his Red devils teammates to ‘learn’ from their latest setback.
‘I’m very sad and disappointed to once again don’t reach a final,’ Fernandes posted on Instagram.
‘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!’
Solskjaer, meanwhile, defended Fernandes after his below-par display against Pep Guardiola’s side.
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‘Well of course it’s not just about Bruno not finding inspiration. It’s the whole team that should create chances,’ said the United manager.
‘When you play against good teams – I thought Man City played well tonight – you have to be spot on.
‘You need to earn the right to create chances. We had some moments first half on the break. Second half it was more that we built pressure but we didn’t create big chances.
‘Anthony had a couple of half-decent ones, but we just didn’t have enough in either the last pass or the last finish.’