"Last season..." - Fernandes names what Man Utd lacked most under Solskjaer and Rangnick
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Bruno Fernandes named what Manchester United were missing under former managers Ole Gunnar Solskaer and Ralf Rangnick.
Despite being held to a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening, United have been in exceptional form in the past few months.
The club were on a nine-game winning run, inspired by the talismanic performances of Casemiro, Christian Eriksen and Marcus Rashford, before being held at Selhurst Park.
Indeed Rashford has been in the most clinical goal-scoring run of his career, having netted eight goals in his past eight games.
Fernandes explained why the club as a whole had improved so drastically under Erik ten Hag.
Fernandes explains difference at United
The Portugal international revealed that the players are more confident this season than they had been in previous years.
The club failed to win 29 of their 49 games in all competitions last term, with the underwhelming campaign costing both Solskaer and Rangnick their jobs.
However, speaking after the Palace draw, Fernandes explained that the self-belief around the team meant they were no longer as affected by setbacks.
The 28-year-old said, via Manchester Evening News: "This will not affect the team, for sure, we can’t be affected by a result that was not the way we would like it to be. We’re doing great things.
"It’s confidence. Last season, the last two seasons have been really difficult, the confidence of the players was really low. I think that’s why results weren’t coming, even when it was a tough period it was difficult to come through that.
"I think the team now is confident, players are playing really good, they are showing themselves, they’re doing what they have to do and what the managers asked us to do and we have to carry on with that, it’s a responsibility we have to do.
"It’s still a good moment for us, we’re still doing great things, we have to go to the next one and try to win."
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