Bruno Fernandes has vowed he and his Manchester United teammates will “never surrender” following their disappointing draw with Everton.
United lost more ground in the Premier League title race as they twice let a lead slip at home to the Toffees during an entertaining 3-3 draw at Old Trafford.
That point for Ole Gunna Solskjaer’s team looks even more of a missed opportunity now as neighbours Manchester City thumped Liverpool 4-1 at Anfield to move five points clear at the top, with a game in hand.
Despite falling further behind Pep Guardiola’s men, Fernandes’ message to the United fans showed they would not be giving in until the bitter end.
He tweeted: “Gutted with the result… we’re very disappointed but we’ll never surrender!
“Learn, work harder and improve!”
United had raced into a 2-0 half-time lead against Everton, with Edinson Cavani and a wonderful strike from Fernandes seemingly putting them in control.
A quickfire double from the visitors four minutes after half-time – from Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodrigues – pulled Everton level before Scott McTominay restored the lead with 20 minutes left.
But in the fourth minute of added time, Dominic Calvert-Lewin ghosted in and poked past David de Gea to force home the equaliser.
Fernandes had already admitted there were a number of improvements that could be made, when speaking post-match.
“There are a lot of things to be disappointed with,” he told MUTV after the match.
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Manchester United smashed nine goals past Southampton on Tuesday night as they bounced back from disappointing results against Sheffield United and Arsenal in emphatic fashion.
The game was effectively over as a contest inside the first two minutes as Southampton were reduced to 10 men, but United still had to find the goals and they did exactly that, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial (two), Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes and Daniel James all getting on the scoresheet.
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“We were making so many mistakes in the last few games and we can’t keep conceding goals like that. We have to be more focused, we have to have the same desire to score and to defend our goal.
“Every time we have to make goals and score goals it has to be the same to not concede and I think we have to learn from this.
“It has already happened a lot of times so it is more than a bit disappointing. You talk about everything that is going on but it is about learning and make it better.”