Bruno Fernandes unhappy with Man Utd display in Manchester derby.
Manchester United's players need to "look in the mirror" because they are "not at the same level," midfielder Bruno Fernandes said after Manchester City's 2-0 thrashing at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.
It is not the first time Bruno has come out with such comments in recent weeks, and it now sounds like a chorus in the opera.
The Cityzens cruised to an easy 2-0 derby win over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men, who were toothless on the day.
An Eric Bailly own-goal early in the first half and a Bernardo Silver close-range strike at the stroke of half-time handed City all three points, as United registered a fourth Premier League defeat in six games.
Following the defeat, the Portugal international Fernandes told Sky Sports: "We have to speak less and do more.
"I am saying the same stuff. We have to change because this has happened many, many times already. What we did was not enough.
"If we want to be at the same level as them we have to do more because they showed we are not at the same level," Fernandes added.
"This is a big step backwards."
"Everyone has to look at themselves. You have to look in the mirror at what you are doing wrong. You cannot change the mentality of anyone else, you have to look at yourself and understand what you can do better."
The 27-year-old continued: "It's very disappointing. Last week it felt like we made a step forward, this is a big step backwards," Solskjaer said, referring to their 3-0 win at Tottenham.
"It is a way of losing we don't like. You want to see a better Man Utd than that. We have had a four-week period where we have been disappointing. We want to be on the front foot and we want to be aggressive. This was a big step back.
"Players are human beings. When you lose a game there is nothing better than winning a game. We have to come out against Watford like a proper, hurt animal. The international break has come at a good time for us."