Marcus Rashford “was at the heart of” a “rallying call” from Bruno Fernandes, who emphasised the need to use Manchester United’s win over Fulham “as a turning point” in their season, according to a report.
Red Devils captain Fernandes scored the only goal in Saturday’s game at Craven Cottage to hand Erik ten Hag a crucial win after two consecutive 3-0 defeats at Old Trafford.
The 1-0 win lifted a lot of pressure from Ten Hag, whose position as United boss was under scrutiny given the nature of the two aforementioned home losses to Manchester City and Newcastle United.
The Sun claims that Fernandes implores players to “turn the season around” after United’s narrow victory over Fulham. With five losses in 11 games, United is currently eighth in the Premier League, third in their Champions League group, and eliminated from the Carabao Cup.
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“Bruno was obviously buzzing after the game, but he wanted to make a point to his team-mates; they needed to use it as a turning point,” the website’s Manchester United source stated.
After the game, he took the field as captain and gave his teammates a powerful rallying cry.
He said that everyone had to build on the victory and change the course of the season.
“Fans and former players have been very critical of Bruno in the last few weeks.
“But the players still respect him, so they paid attention to what he had to say.
Marcus Rashford was the driving force behind the positive vibe that permeated the group after.
“He’s had a challenging few days, but everything has moved on and a boundary has been established.”
“Everyone wants to move on, and winning is the first step toward that.”
“Sir Alex has been impressed at the way Erik has dealt with some difficult decisions since arriving at the club.
“He thinks he’s shown the kind of character and mentality required to turn the club around – and he firmly believes Erik deserves time, like he got, to make a success of things at the club.”
“But even if the worse was to happen it’s very unlikely Ten Hag would be sacked.