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Fernandes admits Man Utd are not on Man City’s level after derby loss

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Another home defeat for Manchester United, and Bruno Fernandes shared his thoughts regarding the team’s shape at the post-match press.

Bruno Fernandes admitted that Manchester United are not on the same level as Manchester City following their sad defeat at Old Trafford on Saturday.

It was Pep Guardiola’s side that came out as comfortable winners in the Manchester derby on Saturday evening. 

An early goal from Eric Bailly and an unexpected goal from Bernardo Silva were enough to sink the Red Devils on their home soil.

In fact, even though the scoreline was not a huge one, Fernandes and his teammates were nowhere close to City’s goal.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will now be under defined pressure to lose his job at United having lost to Liverpool in their last home fixture.

And after the game, Fernandes urged that Man Utd need to desperately pull themselves out of the black hole.

“They showed us today we are not at the same level,” the Portuguese midfielder admitted to BBC Sport.

“They played well, they don’t give you opportunities to win the ball off them so praise to them but (our) standards need to be raised.”

“At the moment we are (far off the top teams). The demands on me and the players are going to be high. And we have to get back to what we started to look like. We have the players to do that.”