Manchester United’s players need to “look in the mirror” because they are “not at the same level” as their Manchester City counterparts, says midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
The gulf in class was clear as City cruised to a comfortable 2-0 derby win at Old Trafford.
A fourth Premier League defeat in six games also increased pressure on boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players.
“We have to speak less and do more,” Fernandes told Sky Sports.
“I am saying the same stuff. We have to change because this has happened many, many times already. What we did was not enough.”
Pep Guardiola’s side controlled possession, seeing 68% of the ball, but they also covered more ground and carried out significantly more sprints than their opponents.
It continues a theme of United’s players being found wanting against opposition that work hard in and out of possession.
“If we want to be at the same level as them we have to do more because they showed we are not at the same level,” Fernandes added.
“Everyone has to look at themselves. You have to look in the mirror at what you are doing wrong. You cannot change the mentality of anyone else, you have to look at yourself and understand what you can do better.”