Manchester United skipper Bruno Fernandez has been the “Red Devils” key player throughout the season so far and yesterday was able to put up another outstanding performance with a goal and assist.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that despite the good performances, he at times feel like ‘tearing his hairs off his head’ as things don’t always go down the way it’s supposed to go.
The Portugese was had a good performance at the King Power Stadium but was dispossessed during the build up to Harvey Barnes goal. Loading the ball at the edge of the area wasn’t really nice but Solskjaer believes that the risk are worth it.
“He is definitely a player who impacts results,” said Solskjaer. “He creates chances, scores goals and takes risks – which any Manchester United player should be allowed to do and be brave enough to do. He is definitely a brave boy. He sees the pass.
“Sometimes I might tear my hair out and say that there is an easier pass to the right or to the left or back but you cannot take that away from Bruno. You want him to be the x-factor who has players ahead of him making runs so I am very pleased with his influence this season and this year. He is always there supporting his team-mates as well.
The United boss also applauded the other players in the team making moves up front to facilitate those passes from Fernandes and will like to let everyone know, Fernandez is playing his role to the best of his ability.
“That is also part of the team. He does have players ahead of him making runs and giving him opportunities to play those passes. It is not just down to Bruno. We have to remember that he has come into a team that helps him as well. We all have a role to play and he is playing his role to the best of his ability.”
Solskjaer also spoke about the mood in the dressing room, how down the players felt as they expected a better result after creating enough chances to win the game. He feels Leicester got lucky with the Vardy moment in the final minutes of the game.
Solskjaer feels that the game was basically even and that they never really had clear dominance from the beginning to the end but believes that his team handled the game better in the second than in the first.
“The boys are flat in the dressing room, of course, because we did create enough chances in the game to score more goals. I thought we defended well but then they had that one moment at the end. Great movement by Vardy and then he got lucky when it hit Axel and deflected. You cannot switch off against quality players.
“We created chances. I thought it was a good game of football, end to end, two teams that are quick on the counter-attack, quick on the transition. It was a bit end to end and we never got control, for me, in the first half, definitely. In the second half, I thought we controlled the game better.
“With the chances that we create you expect us to score more goals and with the chances they create you certainly don’t expect them to score any more so I am a bit disappointed that we could not keep them out when they did not create many big chances. I am also disappointed that we did not score on the big moments that we had.