Bruno Fernandes has refused to sympathize with Brighton and Hove Albion as he dismissed their badluck in Manchester United’s last-gasp 3-2 win over Graham Potter’s men.
Brighton produced the better performance in a match that saw them hit the frame of the goal five times, with Leandro Trossard responsible for three of them. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were able to snatch the maximum three points.
Brighton had 18 attempts on goal in total compared to United’s seven.
Solly March thought he had sealed a deserved point for Brighton inside the five minutes additional time, but Fernandes scored a penalty with the last kick of the game after Neal Maupay was rightly adjudged to have handled in the area.
Fernandes told BT Sport: “Brighton did very well but maybe because we are not as aggressive as we want to be.
“We need to recover more balls, press better, lose less possession. They had a lot of chances too, maybe Brighton deserved more, I don’t know – but the point is score goals not hit the bar or post. Sometimes it happens to us – you see the game against Sevilla in the Europa League. We shoot I think 40 times at the goal and score once with the penalty only.
“Sometimes you have to have some luck, some defenders defending well and also the goalkeeper, because David did very well today, and also all the defence.
“Okay, in the goals we can do better, we can all agree, but we will work on that.”
United have now won their first match of the campaign after beginning the season with a 3-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace last weekend.