Bruno Fernandes reveals Man Utd 'problem' after FA Cup win against Liverpool

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The Red Devils captain was in an honest mood after Manchester United's FA Cup win against Liverpool.

Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes made a bold admission about the Red Devils’ form as he assessed their dramatic FA Cup quarter-final win against arch rivals Liverpool.

The two most successful clubs in the history of English football played out a tie for the ages as they went head-to-head in a seven-goal thriller that went the way of Erik ten Hag’s side thanks to an Amad Diallo winner in the final seconds of extra-time.

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It was Liverpool that took a narrow advantage into half-time as they recovered from Scott McTominay’s early opener with a quickfire double from Alexis Mac Allister and Mo Salah. Antony came off the bench to force extra-time when he grabbed an equaliser in the final stages of normal time but Liverpool went back in front with 105 minutes on the clock thanks to a Harvey Elliott goal. However, United would not be denied as Marcus Rashford restored parity with just over ten minutes remaining before Amad sealed a place in the semi-final and set up a Wembley date with Championship side Coventry City with a last gasp strike.

Fernandes will hope to claim his second piece of major silverware with United after they kept alive their hopes of securing a trophy this season with a dramatic win - but the Portugal international insisted there is one problem his side need to resolve before they really push for regular success.

He told ITV Football: "We have a young squad, they need time and when they have the chance to play they have to show they have the quality to play for Manchester United. We always have belief, the problem is we have not been consistent with our performances.

"We give 100% we always give everything but at this club we always have to have high standards. It's a part of the game to be criticised, that's why you play for Manchester United. This season has not been at the level we want but we want to improve. We have always said our goal was to get into the top four and try to win the FA Cup, we will do all we can for those goals. The FA Cup is a big trophy for this club.”

United are back in action after the international break when they visit Premier League rivals Brentford on the final Saturday of the month.

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