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Bruno Fernandes admits Man United must improve at Old Trafford

:Headline: Bruno Fernandes admits Man United must improve at Old Trafford:
United have won just one of five games at home.
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Bruno Fernandes knows Manchester United need to up their game at Old Trafford after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men made club history on the road.

The Red Devils were staring down the barrel of defeat at Southampton on Sunday after Jan Bednarek and James Ward-Prowse put the hosts in the hotseat.

Solskjaer turned to Edinson Cavani at half-time and the veteran made a superb impact, setting up Fernandes before netting a brace as United snatched a 3-2 victory at the death at St Mary's.

It was a record-breaking result as United won an eighth successive top-flight away match for the first time in their history – a far cry from winning just one of their five home Premier League games.

"We are happy," midfielder Fernandes said of the away run.

"Records are there to be broken and we are happy to have broken this record.

"But now we need to look forward and win all the games we have at home also.

"I think away too because we are a big team and we have the qualities to do.

Bruno Fernandes started the United comeback (Mike Hewitt/PA)

"Today was against a tough opponent. I think if you take out the big teams, or big clubs as you say in England, for me Southampton who is the team that can play much quality football in the Premier League.

"They have quality, they have runners, they fight. They're such a good quality and it's difficult to beat them.

"I think today the sacrifice we made in the second half, the way we run, the way we helped the mate on our side was fantastic.

"I think we played well in the first half. We concede goals from set-plays and I think for that we will work on. We cannot be happy with that but they have qualities too."

Fernandes gave United hope of taking something away from Southampton, having scored in five consecutive away matches.

“For me, he's one of those strikers that can smell the goal as you saw twice. He smelt the goal, you need to have this feeling to score these two goals”
- Bruno Fernandes on Edison Cavani

Cavani's ball found the Portuguese as the visitors reduced the deficit before the super sub netted a pair of headers to seal a memorable win.

"When you have strikers who move a lot, and they give you the chance to play balls for them, it is really good," Fernandes told club media.

"I think every striker we have gives us options. I don't want to go on personally about Edi or another player because it's not fair, but of course Edi has qualities, everyone knows that.

"For me, he's one of those strikers that can smell the goal as you saw twice. He smelt the goal, you need to have this feeling to score these two goals.

"As I said some weeks and some months ago, Edi will help us and he is helping already.

"For me, one of the best games he played was against (Istanbul) Basaksehir in the Champions League and nobody talks about that because he didn't score but he did an amazing game.

"He helps a lot and he will help more and more in the future."

Edinson Cavani (right) hit a brace to win it for Manchester United (Mike Hewitt/PA)

Cavani's introduction extinguished Southampton's hopes of beating United at St Mary's for the first time since 2003, much to the frustration of goalscorer Bednarek.

"First half, it started perfect for us," the Saints defender said.

"We did what we wanted, we won so many balls, we scored goals, we created chances and I would say everything was perfect for us.

Jan Bednarek put Southampton ahead (Naomi Baker/PA)

"But the second half I think we were a little bit too sloppy, we lost too many balls and then we let the opposition feel that they could get something and that's what happened.

"They have so many qualities they don't need many chances to score. I would say they were clinical and they got the win.

"We have a lot of positives from the game, but not the result, so we still need to work very hard to get points."

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1Manchester UnitedMan Utd19124336251140
2Manchester CityMan City18115231131838
3Leicester CityLeicester19122535211438
4Liverpool1997337221534
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs1896333171633
6Everton1710252821732
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8Chelsea1985633231029
9Southampton188552621529
10Arsenal198382319427
11Aston Villa1682629181126
12Leeds UnitedLeeds187293034-423
13Crystal Palace196582233-1123
14Wolverhampton WanderersWolves196492129-822
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle185491830-1219
16Burnley185491022-1219
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton193882229-717
18Fulham1826101527-1212
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1925121543-2811
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd1912161032-225
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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester UnitedMan Utd19124336251140
2Manchester CityMan City18115231131838
3Leicester CityLeicester19122535211438
4Liverpool1997337221534
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs1896333171633
6Everton1710252821732
7West Ham UnitedWest Ham199552722532
8Chelsea1985633231029
9Southampton188552621529
10Arsenal198382319427
11Aston Villa1682629181126
12Leeds UnitedLeeds187293034-423
13Crystal Palace196582233-1123
14Wolverhampton WanderersWolves196492129-822
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle185491830-1219
16Burnley185491022-1219
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton193882229-717
18Fulham1826101527-1212
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1925121543-2811
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd1912161032-225
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