Bruno Fernandes’ promise to Man Utd fans after Champions League defeat to PSG

Bruno Fernandes has told Manchester United fans to expect qualification for the UEFA Champions League knockout stages despite Wednesday's home defeat against Paris Saint-Germain.

The Red Devils found themselves behind early on after Neymar's goal inside six minutes, before Marcus Rashford equalised midway through the first period.

The result was sealed in the second half with a close-range strike from Marquinhos before Neymar again found the net during the closing stages to quash United's hopes of a late equaliser.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side now need to avoid defeat in their final group stage match against RB Leipzig to reach the next round, a challenge that Fernandes is confident of overcoming.

He wrote on Instagram after Wednesday's game: "Heads up, we have to fight until the last game and we will do it."

The 26-year-old has been arguably United's best player this season after making a big impression since joining from Sporting in January.

He has ten goals and five assists in all competitions from just 15 appearances this campaign.

United will be without Fred for their clash with Leipzig on Tuesday as the midfielder was sent off against PSG for two bookable offences.

Solskjaer revealed after the final whistle that he disagreed with referee Daniele Orsato awarding Fred a second yellow card, but conceded that he perhaps should have substituted the Brazilian midfielder at half-time.

"It's not a foul," he said. "Fred played really disciplined in the second-half and when he makes a tackle like this you can't really fault the boy.

"We said at half-time just be sensible and he was, he played well. When the decision the referee made you maybe look back but there was no reason from his performance to take him off.

"He was lucky to stay on in the first-half but the referee made a mistake there, that's allowed."

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