Bruno Fernandes praise on David de Gea after Brighton win
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Bruno Fernandes praise on David de Gea after Brighton win

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has praised goalkeeper David De Gea after their Saturday win over Brighton.

United was headed for a draw but a late penalty from Bruno ensured that they picked their first points of the season and according to the Portuguese, De Gea has been doing well since last season for the side.

"Brighton did very well today but maybe because we were not as aggressive as we wanted. We need to recover more balls, press better, we need to keep the ball better. They had a lot of chances - true. Maybe they deserved more but the point is to score goals, not hit the crossbar or the post. Sometimes it happens.

"In the games against Sevilla and Copenhagen, we had 40 shots but only scored twice from penalties. Sometimes you need luck. You need your defenders defending well and your goalkeeper. David did very well. We can do much better for the goals, everyone will agree and we'll work on that," Bruno said in an interview with BT Sports.

On the game, Bruno added: "It was a difficult game. Brighton has a really good team," Fernandes told BT Sport. "In the first half, we gave them too much space to play. We were not as aggressive as I wanted. We gave away two goals. The penalty I can do much better; the second goal we need to do much better also.”

Next for Bruno and his teammates is another tie against the same opponents in the EFL Cup.

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