Man Utd has the mentality to be league champion, says Fernandes

Manchester United finished third in the league last season and reached the semifinals of the FA Cup and Europa League with Bruno Fernandes playing a key role.

Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United celebrates with Aaron Wan-Bissaka after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United.   -  Getty Images

Manchester United may not have the resources that some of its Premier League rivals do but the fallen giant of English football still possesses the mentality to end its title drought in the competition, midfielder Bruno Fernandes said.

United last claimed the league title in the 2012-13 season under Alex Ferguson and has endured a frustrating period since, with rivals like Manchester City and Liverpool building teams capable of dominating the league.

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United finished third in the league last season and reached the semifinals of the FA Cup and Europa League with Fernandes, who arrived at the club in January, playing a key role.

“For me, it doesn't matter about the other teams. People may say they're better than us, they have a better first eleven than us, guys who come from the bench are better. People can say what they think, I don't care,” Fernandes said on the UTD podcast.

“For a club like United, it's a long time since we won the Premier League. It's too long, I think. So you have to have in your mind - all the players, all the staff - we're here to win. And I think we have that mentality.

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“I came to Manchester to win trophies. You're playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world. This club has made history in the past, an amazing history.”

United has made a disappointing start to the current season and sits 14th after three victories, three defeats and a draw from its opening seven games.

It takes on promoted West Bromwich Albion next Saturday as action resumes following the international break.

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