Manchester United news: Bruno Fernandes has admitted it felt like ‘getting back to the past when the Red Devils had a dreadful start to the 2022/23 season.
Manchester United did not have the best of starts to the 22/23 campaign as they lost their first two matches. The Red Devils hosted Brighton & Hove Albion in their first game and succumbed to a 2-1 defeat.
A far worse result awaited Man Utd in their next game when they took on Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium. In a disastrous first half, Man Utd conceded four goals and ended up losing the game 4-0.
Man Utd, though, have recovered from that dreadful start. They have won all the Premier League games they have played since.
Manchester United news: Feared ghosts of the past, admits Bruno Fernandes
Speaking to The Athletic, Fernandes admitted that it felt like getting back to the past after they had a difficult start to the season. He admitted that Man Utd feared ‘ghosts of the past’ when things did not go as they had hoped.
Fernandes said that everyone felt the confidence was low after that slow start to the season.
“You could feel it between us, between the fans, in the atmosphere, that it was like getting back to the past,” he told The Athletic.
“Everyone felt that the confidence was low again. Everyone was a little — not afraid — but not feeling the best to take the ball. I felt sometimes like it was the ghosts from the past,‘ he added.
The Portuguese midfielder also admitted the energy and the confidence of the team hit low levels after they conceded a goal ‘from nothing’ against Brentford.
He also stressed the importance of having confidence, insisting that it is ‘almost everything in football.
Man Utd have managed to turn things around after their disastrous start to the season. They got back on track with a 2-1 win over bitter rivals Liverpool in their next game in the Premier League.
They followed that up with two 1-0 wins in the English top-flight. First, they defeated Southampton before registering another win by the same margin against Leicester City.
Man Utd then made it four wins in a row when they hosted league leaders Arsenal at Old Trafford. The Red Devils got the better of the Gunners, emerging with a 3-1 win over their rivals.
Man Utd currently sits fifth in the Premier League points table, with 12 points from their first six fixtures. They are six points behind Arsenal, who have played a game more.