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Bruno Fernandes reveals those to blame for Manchester United 4-1 loss to Watford

Bruno Fernandes has called for disappointing Manchester United to win at all costs, insisting it doesn't matter how we play.

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has insisted that himself and his teammates are to blame for their 4-1 defeat to Watford on Saturday.

The Portuguese star said this while highlighting the reasons behind their current run of poor form.

United put up a woeful display against Watford and was 2-0 in the first half but pulled one back through Donny van de Beek in the 50th minute.

But a red card to captain Harry Maguire ended their hope of coming back into the game.

Watford scored two more goals in injury time to wrap up the win for Claudio Ranieri’s side, leaving United with five defeats in their last seven in the league.

The manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been blamed for most of the recent poor results but Fernandes said the Norwegian should not be held responsible for the players’ unwillingness to do their job.

The Portugal international said every United player needed to improve and the blame should not be placed on Solskjaer and the coaching staff.

“In these games in the Premier League it’s not enough playing for just one half,’ Fernandes told beIN Sports.

“Watford is a good team with quality, they are aggressive upfront and if you give them enough chances you will concede goals, that is a problem for us for many games.

“I think the attitude in the second half was there but in the first half, it was too slow for everyone.

“We don’t tackle, we don’t win our duels and against these teams, you have to win that. You have to show the same intensity as them and afterwards try to show your quality and why you play for Manchester United.

“It’s everyone’s fault. It’s not the coach, one player or two, it’s everyone. Everyone has to take the responsibility because everyone has to do better.”

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