Plenty of reports concerning Bruno Fernandes’ relationship with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United have been circling during the international break, and the latest is particularly worrying.
Fernandes was brought off by Solskjaer at half-time as the United boss aimed for damage limitation in the 6-1 Tottenham humiliation at Old Trafford.
Negativity is rife around the club at the moment, particularly after a frantic deadline day just hours after the woeful defeat with key areas of weakness in the squad still to be addressed.
And according to journalist Duncan Castles on his ‘Transfer Window Podcast‘, Fernandes has already lost faith in Solskjaer’s capabilities as manager.
Castles claims Fernandes is also angry with United’s board after failing to deliver on his ambitions in the summer transfer window.
United’s haphazard window ended in hurried deals for Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles, and teenage wingers Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri.
It is added by Castles that Fernandes believes the five arrivals this summer, including Donny van de Beek, will not be enough to close in on the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City this season.
Fernandes’ reported frustration at United’s transfer activity would be completely understandable and is shared by large parts of the fanbase.
The true state of his relationship with Solskjaer is not completely clear and will not be made public in the near future, but respected Portuguese journalist Goncalo Lopes has backed Castles’ claims that Fernandes has lost faith in the Norwegian.
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— Gonçalo Lopes (@_GoncaloLopes) October 14, 2020