Bruno Fernandes claims Manchester United were “too soft” in their FA Cup final defeat against Premier League giants Manchester City on Saturday.
The Red Devils trailed Man City after only 12 seconds through a long-range striker from Ilkay Gundogan.
After Fernandes levelled the scores with a penalty in the half, Gundogan went on to restore City’s lead with another strike from outside the box.
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“After we scored, we had some good counters but didn’t score. We conceded early in the second half and then still had other chances but we didn’t and City deserved the win,” Fernandes told BBC One.
“We were too soft and gave up too much space for the first goal but it’s an amazing strike. If players are tighter then maybe they can stop it but it’s an amazing strike.”
United were unable to finish the campaign with a second trophy, but secures a third-place finish in the Premier League and Fernandes believes they can keep improving.
He added: “We’ve made big steps for next season, it wasn’t a successful season overall but it was a good one. We have come back next season and try to win bigger trophies.”
United will now look to bolster their team in the transfer market this summer and continue their development next season.