Bruno Fernandes believes Manchester United squandered a three-point opportunity against Leeds on Wednesday.
United was seeking for their 14th consecutive home win against Leeds, who had sacked Jesse Marsch earlier in the week, but the visitors stunned Old Trafford by taking the lead after two minutes through Wilfried Gnonto.
To make matters worse, Leeds increased their lead only minutes into the second half when Crysencio Summerville’s close-range shot rebounded off Raphael Varane and caught David de Dea off guard at the near post.
Leeds had won the joint-fewest Premier League games this season (4), and a win would have been historic, but Marcus Rashford halved the deficit on the hour mark, and replacement Jadon Sancho equalized eight minutes later.
Sancho was grinning after returning from a three-month layoff last month, and his goal meant the points were shared.
Fernandes spoke to MUTV after the game to reflect on the draw, and he agreed to allow two goals was not good enough.
“At our house, it’s always two points dropped,” Fernandes explained. “It must be difficult for everyone to come here and score goals and get points against us. We gave Leeds a point and lost two points for ourselves; we could have won the game.
“We had the chance to win, a little bit unlucky in some situations but it’s gone now and we have to move ahead to the next game. The only thing we can do now is to learn from our mistakes and not repeat them on Sunday.
“At this stadium, with the hunger and the passion we have, 2-0 can’t happen, but it shouldn’t be a problem. Whenever we fall, we will always be able to fight back and turn things around, especially at home, as we saw today.
“Massive appreciation for the fans, they pushed us at the end and we could have won the game. I believe we deserved to win, but as I already stated, in this stadium, with these players, going down in the last minutes will never be an issue because we will always fight.”