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Bruno Fernandes expects Man Utd to channel Europa League heartbreak next season

Bruno Fernandes is confident Manchester United can compete for silverware this season.

The Portugal international returned to United training on Tuesday after taking an extended break following Euro 2020.

Fernandes told the PA News Agency: "No, obviously I think as always we have a chance to win whatever we want, or wherever we try to win because I think last season unluckily for us we don't get to win any trophies.

"We get to the final of Europa League but unluckily we don't win.

"But, still, with the transfers or without the transfers, Manchester United will always be a tough opponent, we will try to win every competition we are included (in).

"As I always said, for me, being at this level, at this club, we want to win. It's because of that I know we have the chance to win everything we are included (in).

"After, you can win or not, but we have the chance and we should and we will do our best to win something of course."

United suffered a penalty shootout loss to Villarreal in the Europa League final last season.

Fernandes says they can use the experience to their advantage.

"Of course it was more than frustration," continued the 28-year-old. "It was sad because everyone works so hard to get to that final and to try to win.

"We do a good game. I think we should win the game in the normal time but, anyway, Villarreal is a good team. They deserved to win because every time someone wins they deserve it.

"No-one wins and they don't deserve it. They do something good or something well to win the game, so better than us.

"Anyway, more than frustration, I'm proud. I'm proud of what we have done because of course we want to win trophies and we know we have the chance, and we have the capacity to win trophies.

"But I see an improvement on the team, on the mentality of the team, on the quality of the team.

"And I think the team will improve more this season and we are going up better and better, day by day, and now this is a new season, a new chance to win something and to do something different."


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