EPL: Ghosts from the past haunted us – Fernandes opens up on Man Utd’s poor start

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has admitted he felt the “ghosts from the past” haunting the team when they lost their first two games of the season.

The Red Devils lost 2-1 at home to Brighton on the opening weekend before going down to a shocking 4-0 defeat at Brentford.

Fernandes claims the performance reminded him of the dark days towards the end of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s time in charge, which was followed by the absent-minded drift of Ralf Rangnick’s interim spell.

He told The Athletic: “You can feel it between us, between the fans, in the atmosphere, that is was like getting back to the past.

“Everyone felt the confidence was low again. Everyone was a little – not afraid – but not feeling the best to take the ball. I felt sometimes like it was the ghosts from the past.

“Then Brentford was even worse. We conceded a goal from nothing and all of a sudden you could see the energy of the team was low, the confidence was low.”

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