Bruno Fernandes warns Man Utd team-mates must 'grow up' despite 4-0 Europa League thrashing of Real Sociedad

BRUNO FERNANDES called for Manchester United's squad to 'grow up' despite thrashing Real Sociedad 4-0.

The midfielder, 26, continued to impress as he scored twice during the Europa League showdown on Thursday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have a huge four-goal advantage ahead of the second-leg at Old Trafford.

But former Sporting CP star Fernandes has called for the team to 'grow up' if they want to win trophies.

Speaking after the game, he told BT Sport: "We need to understand that we have to grow up, we have to get better and better.

"Of course the most important is the results that give you a bit of confidence to go into the next game and try to win again.

"My target is to score the most goals I can and assist my team-mates to score to.

"The position I play is to do that, assist and score when you can.

"The most important target is the trophies. Trophies will be more important than scoring goals."

Fernandes has been the star of the show at United since he joined from Sporting CP in January 2020.


The Portuguese star has chipped in with 33 goals and 20 assists in 58 appearances for the club.

He has has contributed to TEN more goals in all competitions than any other Prem player since his debut.

Club legend Paul Scholes praised Fernandes for his performance against Real Sociedad.

Fernandes scored twice to take his season tally up to 21 before Marcus Rashford and Daniel James increased their advantage.

But Fernandes has warned his team-mates not to underestimate the importance of the second-leg.

He told BT Sport: "The result of course [is pleasing], it's about winning, we want to win the games.

"We did everything well. The result is on our side but we still have the second leg and a tough game to do again at home.

"We know 4-0 is a good result, but we have to be aware of what Sociedad can do and be ready for the second leg.

"We don't have to look at the results, we have to look at the performance.

"We know we don't perform well in some games, but still in some games we don't get the result we want and we perform well.”

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