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Man Utd midfielder Bruno Fernandes wants “much more” success after helping the Red Devils lift the Carabao Cup trophy.
The Portugal international played the entire 90 minutes at Wembley on Sunday as Man Utd defeated Premier League rivals Newcastle 2-0.
Casemiro opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark with a brilliant header, with Newcastle defender Sven Botman finding his own net just six minutes later after fine work from the in-form Marcus Rashford.
Man Utd midfielder eyeing further silverware
Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag has achieved plenty of success in his brief time in the dugout so far, with the club picking up several key victories and performing admirably on the pitch under the ex-Ajax man.
And Sunday marked an important milestone for the boss, with the Dutchman picking up his first trophy as Man Utd manager. But one of his star players is not satisfied with a single trophy, with midfielder Fernandes now eyeing more silverware in the months and years to come.
“It’s been amazing,” said Fernandes, as per the Man Utd website. “First trophy of the season, but we want more. We want more. This is not enough for this club, we want and we need more, because, for our standing, we need more.
“For me, it was about winning trophies. Finally we did it, but I want more. I want much more.”
Fernandes honoured to ‘be a Red’
Like Ten Hag, Fernandes has been a firm favourite among Man Utd supporters ever since his arrival at Old Trafford. And his importance to the team is typified by his presence on the pitch this season, with Fernandes already picking up 38 appearances in all competitions.
Whether it be in central, attacking or right midfield, the Portugal international has been a key player as Man Utd continue their revival under Ten Hag. He has seven goals and 10 assists to his name this season.
Moreover, the midfielder has been handed the captain’s armband as club captain Harry Maguire continues his stint on the bench, with Fernandes donning the armband for Sunday’s success at Wembley.
The duo lifted the Carabao Cup trophy together in the capital at the weekend, with Fernandes grateful to give something back to the Man Utd fans after a barren spell for the Red Devils.
“It’s always incredible to be a Red, it doesn’t matter if you win or not, it’s always incredible,” added Fernandes.
“You see the support they [fans] give us in difficult moments, and now it’s time for them to have some joy also because they’ve been behind us through the worst and now they deserve this. They deserve to be in this position with us.”
No time to celebrate for Man Utd stars
Man Utd supporters will still be celebrating Sunday’s victory, but the club are currently preparing for another cup match as they host West Ham in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday.
The Red Devils then have two huge games to look forward to after that, beginning with a trip to Anfield in the league to take on Liverpool. That encounter is quickly followed by a Europa League round of 16 first leg meeting with Spanish side Real Betis.
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