Bruno Fernandes remains confident Man United will reach Champions League next stage

Fernandes is still confident that his team will win remaining two games in the Champions League to reach next round.

Manchester United’s poor run of form continues this season and they may even face a Champions League exit. Meanwhile, Man United captain Bruno Fernandes is pretty confident to progress in the European competition.

The Portugal international want his side to advance to the last-16 stage of the Champions League despite suffering a huge setback against Copenhagen.

Man United had an early advantage against Copenhagen on Wednesday, courtesy of Rasmus Hojlund’s double strike in the first half. Marcus Rashford was sent off before the Danish club made it 2-2 before the end of the half.

Fernandes scored from the penalty spot to keep Man United ahead in the game but the hosts scored twice in the final exchanges to record a 4-3 win.

Man United are now sitting at the bottom of the Group A with just three points. However, they are only one point behind second-placed Copenhagen with two games left.

The Red Devils ideally have one chance to get three points from two games. They will meet Galatasaray in their penultimate match on November 29 and then, host Bayern Munich at Old Trafford on December 12.

Man United can’t afford a loss here. If they win their both games, they will be in next round. Fernandes is still confident that his team will be present in the next stage.

Fernandes told MUTV, “Even before this game, that was still the belief; to win the last three games of the group stage. And now we have two, we have to win them if we want to keep in the Champions League and stay in the best competition, we have to win against the best.

“We have a very tough game away against Galatasaray, and after, we play against the top of the group. We want to win both, but now we have to focus on Luton [Town] because it’s going to be a tough game again.

“We need three points in the league, we need to get back to the winning track after this defeat and keeping the winning track in the Premier League.

“It’s disappointment, obviously (the Copenhagen result). I think for everything we did in the game, we could, and should, have got something from the game.

Erik ten Hag’s men have now lost nine of their 17 matches across all competitions this season. They will face newly-promoted Luton Town in their next game in Premier League.

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